New joint IR(ME)R clinical practice guidance

Documents for diagnostic and therapeutic radiography

Published: 01 July 2020 Imaging

Guidance to explain how the requirements of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations (IR(ME)R) should be interpreted and used in practice has been published for both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography.

There two versions are:

The documents explain the principles and requirements of IR(ME)R, providing clinical scenarios to provide practical interpretation of the regulations.

The guidance applies both to IR(ME)R 2017 and IR(ME)R (Northern Ireland) 2018.

Both documents were developed by representatives from the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the British Institute of Radiology, and Public Health England, with input from the British Society of Paediatric Radiology.

They were subject to stakeholder consultation in November 2019. Comments were received from organisations including the Care Quality Commission and the devolved nations, as well as individual responses.

IR(ME)R Implications for clinical practice in diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations: Implications for clinical practice in radiotherapy. Guidance from the Radiotherapy Board