The diagnostic centers of Affidea Greece received important certifications from the European Society of Radiology (ESR), winning 5 stars for the quality and safety of their examinations.
Affidea diagnostic centers are the only medical centers in Greece to be awarded this highest distinction in terms of radiation protection and are included in the ‘Wall of Stars’ list together with the “cream of the crop” of medical centers in Europe. ‘
EuroSafe Imaging Stars’ is an initiative of the European Society of Radiology, which aims to create a network of high-quality medical imaging units with the application of strict radiation protection measures. Affidea’s Dose Excellence centers participate through ‘EuroSafe Imaging Stars’ in radiation protection, information and examinee safety programs, contributing to the effort to improve the quality of examinations and at the same time the safety of examinees in daily practice.
As part of the certification audit, an inspection is carried out and the Group’s performance is certified at a medical, technical and administrative level. During the inspection, the quality system and the functions of the diagnostics are checked. Obtaining the certificate that is renewed every three years is proof that Affidea meets the requirements and criteria of the standard, as in February 2023 the relevant certificates were renewed.
“Our goal is to perform CT examinations obtaining images of high diagnostic sensitivity, yet with the least possible radiation burden to the examinee. In recent years, in our diagnostic centers, in Vari, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, Crete, we have been applying the Dose Excellence program (DEP) daily, which with the help of software allows us to control the radiation dose in each CT examination and to limit it as much as possible. The data of the examinations are controlled and recorded by a special platform connected to the machines of the CT scanners, while the results are communicated to the centers on a monthly basis”, notes the Scientific Director of Affidea Greece, Radiologist, Mr. Dimitrios Daravigas.
He adds: “It is a great satisfaction for us at Affidea that our centers have been awarded 5 stars by the European institution ‘Eurosafe Imaging – Wall of Stars’. Our aim is for the other centers to receive a corresponding award and we are working on it. Customer-centricity is also recognized in our clinical protocols and the difference of lower radiation burden clearly counts for our examinees.”