LIETUVOS RADIOLOGIJOS TECHNOLOGŲ ASOCIACIJA

"Communicating radiation risks in paediatric imaging: Information to support healthcare discussions about benefit and risk"

Dear colleagues,

We want to inform that WHO has just published the document “Communication radiation risks in paediatric imaging: Information to support health care discussions about benefit and risk”.

This document is intended to be a tool for health care providers to communicate about risks associated with paediatric imaging procedures.

 The document is freely available at this link http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/pub_meet/radiation-risks-paediatric-imaging/en/ , where you will find the pdf full report version plus three separate pdf files for end-users to be able to download separately the  chapters 1, 2 & 3. The document has been written in English but you will also find there the executive summary in Arabic, Chinese, English French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. The document has been also announce at the webpage of the Department on Public health, environmental and social determinants of health (PHE) http://www.who.int/phe/en/  and at the main page of the WHO website  http://www.who.int/en/ with a feature story at http://www.who.int/features/2016/to-xray-or-not-to-xray/en/ .     

WHO organizes a webinar to present the new document next Friday 22nd April between 12:30h and 14:00h Central Europe Time . The session will bring together guest speakers to discuss the benefit-risk dialogue in paediatric imaging. There will be a discussion on how this can be achieved to improve health service delivery in the context of patient, family and community centred care.

To register and participate in the webinar, click the link: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9bd73e8f674eaf33507f561268a14402 .

See attached the webinar agenda and poster.

You are invited to join us at this Webinar next Friday !!

You are also encouraged to disseminate this information among your colleagues.

WHO is extremely grateful to all the colleagues who have contributed to this project and we look forward to continue and expand this collaboration on this project.