EFOMP Current Projects
A pilot course satisfying the training requirements for the RPE in the medical sector was run in Budapest in 2016.
The ENETRAP coordinator agreed on the repetition of the module. Information from the project coordinator will come the next few months.
The MEDIRAD project is focused on implications of medical low dose radiation exposure. It is a €10 m project which is the first large-scale medical research and innovation project funded by the EURATOM scheme. EFOMP provided strategic guidance and input to the development of the proposal and is in the advisory panel of the project. MEDIRAD started in June 2017 (kick off meeting June 27-28, 2017).
Main aims are:
- Improvement of organ dose estimation and registration in order to a) inform clinical practice, optimise doses and set recommendations and b) provide adequate dosimetry for clinical-epidemiological studies of effects of medical radiation
- Evaluation of the effects of medical exposures, focusing on the two major endpoints and exposure conditions of public health and clinical relevance
- Cardiovascular effects of low to moderate doses of radiation from radiotherapy including understanding of mechanisms
- Long term effects of low to moderate doses from higher dose radiological procedures on the risk of cancer
- Development of science-based policy recommendations for decision-makers and practitioners for the effective protection of patients, workers and the general public.
EFOMP participates in WP6 (Bringing together medical and nuclear scientific communities to improve patient and worker radiological protection across Europe). WP6’s objectives are to formulate policy recommendations for the effective protection of patients and medical workers and the general public; to organize a web-based consultation of a wide range of stakeholders; and to disseminate the MEDIRAD results to broader communities interested in RP.
The primary motivation of the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) + project is to contribute substantially to the revival of the interest of young generations in the careers in nuclear sector. It is recognized that the enrolment of students to nuclear disciplines has not yet reached the desired level.
So, ENEN+ proposes activities to substantially contribute to the revival of the interest of young generations in the careers in nuclear sector. The ENEN+ consortium will focus on the learners and careers in the nuclear engineering and reactor safety, geological disposal, radiation protection and medical physics. The ENEN+ consortium will focus on the learners and careers in the nuclear engineering and reactor safety, geological disposal, radiation protection and medical physics. The kick off meeting will take place in Brussels, 2-3 October 2017
EUCLID, clinical DRL project
The objective of the project is to develop and implement an EU-wide survey to collect data from around hospitals across Europe in order to establish up-to-date clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for adult patients for CT, plain radiography and interventional radiology. ESR is the leading organisation and EFOMP stands in the External Advisory Panel together with Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities (HERCA), European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and World Health Organisation (WHO).The kick off meeting is in Luxembourg 1st September 2017.