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Table 1 Summary of ESR questionnaire results on implementation of EU-BSS Articles 63 and 96, definition of “significant events”, reporting criteria in diagnostic and interventional radiology and to whom to report. The results include 19 of 28 (68%) responding EU MS

From: How to manage accidental and unintended exposure in radiology: an ESR white paper

Implementation of Articles 63 and 96 into national law 10/19 (53%)
Definition of “significant event” 8/19 (42%)
Reporting of significant event to:
 - National authorities 14/19 (74%)
 - Local or no answer 4/19 (21%)
Reporting criteria in diagnostic radiology:
 - PKA, CTDIvol, DLP, ESAK, AGD 7/19 (37%)
 - Effective dose 2/19 (11%)
 - Others (text based) 8/19 (42%)
Reporting criteria in interventional radiology:
 - PKA, CTDIvol, DLP, ESAK 9/19 (47%)
 - Effective dose 1/19 (5%)
 - Others (text based) 7/19 (37%)
Reporting of near misses or wrong patient or wrong body part
 - Near misses local, exposed patients national 5/19 (26%)
 - All national 4/19 (21%)
 - All local 2/19 (11%)
 - No definition or requirement 7/19 (37%)