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  Imaging and oncology 2017

    

This annual publication by the Society and College of Radiographers features articles authored by professionals including radiographers, radiologists, physicists and educators.

 

This edition offers expert opinions on MRI-linac and proton beam therapy as well as a discussion on electron spin imaging, a technique that may be in clinical use in the not too distant future.

 

 

  Imaging and OncologyCover17.pdf

This annual publication by the Society and College of Radiographers features articles authored by professionals including radiographers, radiologists, physicists and educators.

 This edition offers sometimes controversial opinions from experts and showcases many great examples of ways to improve patient care 

 

 
Patient Identification: guidance and advice
Clinical Imaging Board

The Clinical Imaging Board (CIB) has issued this statement in recognition of the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures.

 

 

CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS
Clinical Imaging Board, June 2015

The Clinical Imaging Board, requested that a working group be convened to evaluate the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK.

The purpose of this work has been to provide information about equipment specification and its utilisation, details of operational aspects of services, and to ascertain the planning intentions of NHS radiology services to maintain and develop CT capacity. This is a report from that working group.

 

Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in the UK: Current access and predictions of future access rates
Radiotherapy Board, July 2015

The Royal College of Radiologists, Society and College of Radiographers and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine regard it as essential that, for the whole of the UK, we achieve cancer survival rates equivalent to the best in Western Europe. Improving the quality of radiotherapy is a key component of increasing survival rates along with initiatives to achieve earlier diagnosis. We expect an increasing demand for radiotherapy as the population ages. Highest quality of technical radiotherapy with respect to planning and delivery will maximise cancer survival, minimise late effects and achieve the optimum therapeutic ratio

 

Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards - Interim Edition

General Safety Requirements

This publication is the new edition of the International Basic Safety Standards. Since publication of the previous edition in 1996, the contents have been extensively revised and updated.

The publication details the requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources.

 

'Improving Radiotherapy services to save more lives'
Cancer Research UK
August 2013

A report summarising the radiotherapy community's views on the future of radiotherapy service in England

 

 

The Radiotherapy Innovation Fund
Cancer Research UK
July 2013

An evaluation of the Prime Minister's £23 million innovation fund

 

 

 

 

Guidance on the Management and Governance of additional Radiotherapy capacity
April 2013

summarises the practical issues to be considered in developing a new radiotherapy service and describes the service models that have been developed. It should support and inform those with responsibility for commissioning and providing additional radiotherapy capacity.

 

 

Extraordinary You

Published by the Department of Health, this publication celebrates the careers of healthcare scientists working across the NHS, including many IPEM members.

The book profiles the wide range of pioneering work of nearly 100 individual healthcare scientists working across the specialisms, to inspire people about the role of healthcare science and to encourage others to join the profession.

 

 

Recommendations for the Design of X-ray Facilities and the Quality Assurance of Dental Cone Beam CT (Computed Tomography Systems)

Published by the Health Protection Agency

This report provides guidance on two important areas of radiation protection related to dental cone beam CT equipment. Guidance is provided for Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs) involved in the design of X-ray facilities and for RPAs, medical physicists and others involved in the acceptance/commissioning testing or routine performance evaluation of dental cone beam CT equipment.

 

Voice of Young Scientists Media Guide

Standing up for Science - A Guide to the Media for Young Scientists


This is a lively informal guide to the inner workings of the media with practical tips how early career scientists can get involved.

It was developed by a group of young scientists following the Voice of Young Scientists Workshops organised by the Sense about Science organisation. IPEM sponsors these workshops

Sense about Science website


A Guide to Understanding the Implications of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations in Radiotherapy

Produced by the The Royal College of Radiologists, Society and College of Radiographers, and the IPEM.

This guide will be of benefit to chief executives, medical directors, human resources departments and all professionals involved in the delivery of radiotherapy.

 

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Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation

New guidance from HPA, RCR and CoR on the protection of pregnant patients during x-ray and nuclear medicine examinations.

HPA has published new advice* for the protection of the foetus when pregnant women are referred for diagnostic medical procedures involving ionising radiation. It updates similar advice published by NRPB in 1998. As before, the document was prepared in collaboration with The Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers and is aimed at hospital staff working in radiology and nuclear medicine departments.

 

The scientific basis of the advice has been reviewed in the light of the latest epidemiological evidence and estimates of the fetal doses for common diagnostic procedures have been updated. The only possible effect of these fetal doses is a small increase in the risk of childhood cancer and detailed practical guidance is given on how to avoid inadvertent exposures of pregnant patients that could lead to significant risks for the unborn child.

* Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation, Doc of HPA, RCE-9, March 2009. 31 March 2009

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On target: ensuring geometric accuracy in radiotherapy

Produced by the The Royal College of Radiologists, Society and College of Radiographers, and the IPEM.

This report provides guidance on how to improve the accuracy of radiotherapy.It explains the significance of the systematic and random errors present in even the best-run departments and lays out methodologies for measuring and minimising such errors.

By providing clear guidance it will assist in accurate and reproducible radiotherapy delivery.

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Towards Safer Radiotherapy

Published April 2008, ISBN: 978 1 905034 25 3
The purpose of this document is to look at ways of reducing errors in radiotherapy which are caused by individual human error or failure of systems or work. Though this report is primarily aimed at the Radiotherapy community and healthcare organsiations with radiotherapy facilities, it is hoped that it will also provide a source of information for other healthcare professionals, patients and other interested parties.

The report has, therefore, been written in a way that also enables non-specialists to understand and appreciate the issues under consideration without the need for extensive additional reading.

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Specialist Equipment Services Equipment Services for Disabled People - The Need for Change

A discussion document

From the President of the Royal College of Physicians and the President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Technology offers many disabled people enhanced ability, greater independence and a lesser dependence upon others.

 Much is readily and cheaply available, but whilst the numbers of people able to gain advantage from it increase, equipment services often lack the coordination and the expertise to deliver it effectively. This is especially so when there is need to configure and integrate electronic and computer based systems and technologies.

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Sense about Science - Making Sense of Radiation

Scientists, engineers and medical professionals have come together to counter public misinformation about radiation and health effects.

The scientists, working with Sense About Science, have identified some of the tools and insights that they themselves rely on, in the hope it might help to deliver to the public a clearer picture of what radiation is, what it does and what it can't do. The guide published offers some familiarisation with the areas of discussion and controversy, and helps people to question things they've heard or read about radiation.


Implementing in vivo dosimetry

This is a guidance document on implementing in vivo dosimetry produced by the The Royal College of Radiologists, Society and College of Radiographers, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and the British Institute of Radiology.

These notes for radiotherapy organisations are intended to highlight a range of issues to be considered en route to the full implementation of IVD. They are not intended to limit the range of options available to radiotherapy centres or be prescriptive.

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CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS
Clinical Imaging Board
June 2015

The Clinical Imaging Board, representing The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), requested that a working group be convened to evaluate the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK. The purpose of this work has been to provide information about equipment specification and its utilisation, details of operational aspects of services, and to ascertain the planning intentions of NHS radiology services to maintain and develop CT capacity. This reports the findings of that working group.

CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS
Clinical Imaging Board
June 2015

The Clinical Imaging Board, representing The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), requested that a working group be convened to evaluate the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK. The purpose of this work has been to provide information about equipment specification and its utilisation, details of operational aspects of services, and to ascertain the planning intentions of NHS radiology services to maintain and develop CT capacity. This reports the findings of that working group.

CT Equipment, Operations, Capacity and Planning in the NHS
Clinical Imaging Board
June 2015

The Clinical Imaging Board, representing The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), requested that a working group be convened to evaluate the installed equipment and operations of CT services within the NHS across the UK. The purpose of this work has been to provide information about equipment specification and its utilisation, details of operational aspects of services, and to ascertain the planning intentions of NHS radiology services to maintain and develop CT capacity. This reports the findings of that working group.

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