Webinar summary

The use of ionising radiation in healthcare is at the forefront of modern medicine in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a wide variety of health conditions. The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations, known as IR(ME)R, are designed to protect the patient while an examination using ionising radiation is taking place.

More than 40 million diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine examinations were carried out on NHS patients in England during 2017/18, an increase of more than 8% in the last five years.

IR(ME)R states that medical exposures, such as those used in diagnosis, treatment, research and screening, need to be individually justified and optimised. All exposures are required to have a clinical evaluation and radiographers, frequently the entitled IR(ME)R Practitioners, have a duty to be ‘adequately trained’.

IR(ME)R practitioners are solely responsible for justifying a medical exposure before it takes place. They are the radiation protection ‘gatekeepers’ and must be able to show that they are competent and have had adequate training to consider potential detriment of the exposure against potential benefits.

The webinar is hosted by Lynda Johnson, SCoR professional officer with lead responsibility for radiation protection.

Lynda will update participants with the latest information and guidance about IR(ME)R relating to clinical imaging and radiotherapy departments.

What will the webinar cover?

  • Brief history of IR(ME)R 
  • Key changes in IR(ME)R 2017: Have you got it all covered?
  • What is governance, assurance and compliance?
  • Who has what responsibility? IR(ME)R Duty Holders
  • Guidance update (including joint professional body guidance)
  • Questions


  • When

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Greenwich Time

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