Clinical audit is mandatory

One essential requirement of the updated Euratom Directive (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2013/59/EURATOM) is that 'clinical audits are carried out in accordance with national procedures', meaning that clinical audit is mandatory (article 58 (e)). Despite the variation in the implementation of clinical audit requirements across Europe, internal clinical audit is recommended within radiological departments in order to comply with legislation, to monitor their own practice and to be well prepared for any external audit. In order to increase awareness of clinical audit among radiologists, and help them perform audit effectively within their departments, the ESR has developed the ESR Clinical Audit Tool, a set of suggested audits with an accompanying template to easily perform audit. The ESR Clinical Audit Tool is now available on the ESR website under the name of "The Clinical Audit booklet Esperanto".