:: about this site...
Thank you for visiting our web site. This page tells you a bit about the actual site itself; what it aims to do, for whom and some of the terms & conditions related to the information and its use
Our work is primarily intended for users in the NHS and other United Kingdom healthcare, but any interested party is welcome to view this site and the information contained therein.
If you find our work valuable, we would draw your attention to the new scheme for deciding what we will be doing in the near future. Please take a moment to read about our new funding position, and get involved in showing support for our work.
:: on this site
On this site, we give you an idea of our work past & present, as well as providing resources for people involved in CT scanning: feel free to browse. You can go direct to your area of interest using the menu on the right hand side of our pages. If you are not sure where to go, each area is described below.
We hope you find this site and its content useful
:: links & other information
We've included links to other medical imaging sites, sources of information and CT manufacturer sites.
:: terms and conditions of use etc
:: use of the web site
Visitors to the www.impactscan.org web site are granted permission to access this Crown copyright material, which may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium
it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. The permission to reproduce Crown copyright protected material does not extend to any material on this site, which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of materials available on this web site, they are for general information purposes only; it is provided without liability or responsibility on the part of the team. The team does not endorse any products or services referenced on this web site; nor has the team tested, or proved fit for use, any products or services referenced herein except for the purpose of data collection as used within our evaluation reports. Information provided does not constitute fully, or in part, any contract or pre-contractual representation with any company. Where links are provided to third-party web sites, they are provided merely on the basis of being another site of interest; the team does not recommend the information on other third-party web sites as being appropriate for the viewer's requirements; neither is the team responsible for the content of external web sites. Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions which take effect on the date which you first use the site. The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (the Owner) reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online . You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this web site and therefore should cease using this web site immediately.
:: content & material
The material contained on this web site are the professional views and opinions of the authors. Views so expressed may not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health, NHS, or CEP.
Material on the web site taken in isolation does not constitute professional advice
The reader should seek advice from a suitably qualified professional before acting on such information
ImPACT can not accept any liability for any action based on information available on this site nor takes responsibility for any loss caused as a result of reading, or acting upon, the information on the web site.
The names, images and logos identifying ImPACT are the proprietary marks of the NHS. Copying our logos and any other third party logos accessed via this web site is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.
:: use of material
Every day, we receive very kind comments on the resources that we have produced over the years and requests to use our slides and images.
We are pleased to encourage the continuing education of people within the area of CT and radiology in general. As such we are very happy to allow the use of our material as contained on this site with the following conditions:
- please do not materially alter any data or image that you take from our site. You may include an image within, for example, a slide containing other images
- please always acknowledge ImPACT as the source of the material / image
- please refer any subsequent request to use the material back to us
- please limit the use of material to
- do not publish our material without seeking and receiving explicit permission so to do. Purely educational documents, such as essays and thesis, do not apply
please note that rights related to the work of ImPACT are Crown Copyright ; do not abuse these conditions
The material on this site is subject to copyright protection of the Crown unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.
The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders.
ImPACT and CEP actively encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site.
All links from this web site are selected using our own personal judgement. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. If you find that a link is broken, please let us know
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we would rather not be loaded into frames on your site; please links so as to load our pages into a new target window. You may use our name and our logo as a link BUT you must not use the NHS logo to link to our site.
:: emails & phishing
E-mail is now the most common form of communication between us at ImPACT and the users of our site. Of course, we receive a large amount of SPAM to our addresses.
we use systems such as SPAMASSASSIN and SpamBayes to limit this - but they have been known to reject apparently valid messages. If that has happened to you, we apologise. Please try using one of our feedback forms instead
Mails sent to and from ImPACT are subject to the standard DH and NHS caveats and restrictions - see for example http://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/emaildisclaimer.html
We do not phish - we will never ask you for personally sensitive information. All we will ask for on this site is enough information for us to correspond with you in the case of an enquiry.
we do ask for some personal details when requesting the download of one of our information leaflets or tools; this is solely for the purpose of filtering out web-crawlers and random button clickers, but it does have the advantage of allowing us to gain an understanding of those who use our resources. It is possible to obtain the download without supplying such information
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this web site.
ImPACT and our web site does not store or capture personal information by function. Some of the systems that you pass through to access it may merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.
ImPACT may keep a record of information posted by you on this web site.
Please note that any information you provide will be used within ImPACT; if you contact us, then our system will record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. As well as correspondence relating to your communication, such data may be used for internal review and audit purposes. If you want such data deleted once the correspondence is complete, please let us know. You may contact us at any time to request that we remove record of your e-mail address from live systems.
Should your enquiry so require, your details may be passed to other centres within CEP and appropriate bodies of the NHS; we will aim to seek your permission first and will inform you of such actions.
Data you supply to ImPACT never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent; unless we are obliged by law to disclose such information.
Should you wish to know what information we hold about you, please contact ImPACT
:: hosting and such
This site is externally hosted by the nice people at Domain City and they help us maintain such a good availability of service including the mail and form/ feedback systems