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New CEN Technical Committee proposed - Quality in Medical imaging along the patient pathway.

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With changes in information technology and advanced medical technics, the medical imaging discipline has developed considerably. 

The rise of teleradiology and interventional imaging, are leading to the replacement of more conventional treatments. The general use of medical imaging is increasing with an annual growth of around 5%.

Rational for the proposal:

While there are many standards in the field of medical imaging addressing equipment, image quality, testing, and evaluation, etc., there are no European standards addressing quality in medical imaging and the patient pathway. 

Standardization of topics such as Patient care before during and after examination, patient appointments, safety, hygiene, confidentiality, results transmission and archiving, are to be considered for a new European standard to address quality in medical imaging

 AFNOR, the French National Standards Body or NSB, is proposing to establish a new CEN Technical Committee to address this.  The aim is to cover all aspects related to patient care during medical imaging. 

Information webinars:

AFNOR are holding two webinars on the proposal – Thursday, Feb 3rd at 9.00 am and Thursday, Feb 17th at 14.00 (GMT).  For more information on this proposal, including details of the upcoming webinars, see here.

NSAI seeking national stakeholder input

NSAI, as a member of CEN, can provide input on this proposal and would love to hear from interested national stakeholders.  If you are interested in joining the information webinars, providing feedback, or wishing to get involved please contact linda.hendy@nsai.ie.

The deadline for feedback on this new proposal is April 5th, 2022.