Affidea’s CT Dose Excellence Programme shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Awards

Irish Medical Times has announced that Affidea Diagnostics Ireland’s CT Dose Excellence Programme has been shortlisted in the Best Use of IT category for the Irish Healthcare Awards – the annual ‘Oscars of the health services’.

Affidea’s CT DEP guarantees patient safety, quality and standardisation for CT examinations across 12 European countries. Based on international best practice recommendations, key principles of justification, optimisation and through a multidisciplinary collaborative approach, CT examinations of a high diagnostic image quality are produced at the lowest possible radiation dose for every single clinical indication and diagnosis.

Three Affidea Ireland centres were recently awarded 5 Star status on the EuroSafe Imaging Wall of Stars – among only three Irish hospitals to receive the European Society of Radiology’s highest recognition for best practice in radiation protection, and testament to Affidea’s commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety. Currently, nearly half of the centres awarded 5 stars on the EuroSafe Wall are Affidea centres.

Katia Katsari, Chief Medical Physicist and European Dose Excellence Project Leader, who works closely with Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Rowland Illing, to make this world-class programme possible, said; “At Affidea, patient safety is at the centre of everything we do. We use modern medical equipment, that undergoes regular maintenance, replacement or upgrade according to 
strict company standards. Our equipment 
is subjected to thorough quality controls by medical specialists to comply with European standards and our own radiation protection policy. Our medical professionals have received rigorous training in setting the balance between lower radiation dose and optimal image quality. Well done team!”

Carol Tutty, Quality and Accreditation Manager, added; “Affidea is honoured to have been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. To be selected by fellow professionals who believe our innovation is worthy of special recognition is a privilege and, most importantly, for the patient this means delivery of better quality care.”

Affidea Ireland Centres achieve highest ranking on the EuroSafe Imaging Wall of Stars

Hosted by IMT and its publisher MPI Media, now in their 17th year the Irish Healthcare Awards are Ireland’s premier health awards, which celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the health system and recognise projects and individuals that have made a positive contribution to patient care.

The Awards see projects entered from all regions of the country and all sectors of the health service, including the HSE, Government Departments, public and private hospitals, patient groups, GP practices, doctors’ training bodies, research teams, the pharmaceutical industry, PR firms, consultants, nurses, students and many others.

The IHCA judging panel includes some of the country’s most respected physicians, educators, patient advocates, medical journalists and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, with the full shortlist available here.

Winners will be announced at a gala black-tie event on 17 October at The Clayton Hotel in Dublin by Dr Pixie McKenna, a practising GP best known for her roles in Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies and Food Hospital. Best of luck to all nominees!

The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
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Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.