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Ethical issues in radiology.

The first of a series of short courses entitled Current Ethical Issues in Radiology was presented on 23 January at the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University by the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA).

The workshop was established in response to many requests by RSSA members, as well as the rapidly changing professional, social, technical and political environment, to meet the challenges facing radiologists and other important roleplayers. A national faculty of leading radiologists, a clinician and an academic addressed wideranging topics pertinent to the daily practice of radiology, some of which were ethical considerations in cochlear implant patients, paediatric imaging and radiation exposure, and kickbacks and perverse incentives.

Covidien, a leading pharmaceutical company, made an unrestricted educational grant to the RSSA for hosting the event, adding impetus to the initiative. It is envisaged that the course will be repeated in Gauteng during the second half of 2010. Participants will receive 8 CPD ethical points.

We remind readers that a further CPD-accredited ethics resource is the online journal South African Journal of Bioethics and Law, available at http://www.sajbl.org.za/index.php/sajbl.

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Title Annotation:RADIOACTIVE NEWS
Publication:South African Journal of Radiology
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6SOUT
Date:Mar 1, 2010
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