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The Commission of the European Communities organized a Workshop on "Medical Diagnostic Radiology: Tolerances, Limiting Values and Appropriate Measuring Methods", held in Brussels in February 1988. Radiologists, radiographers, research workers in radiation protection and health physics, representatives from related industries, public health authorities, and regulating bodies discussed the requirements governing measuring methods, instrumentation and measuring techniques used for the quality control of the parameters that have the greatest impact on the quality of the radiographic images and patient exposure. The papers presented dealt with subject areas covering organizational aspects of quality control, parameters of the image-producing system using conventional X-ray equipment or special equipment and techniques, image-recording systems - system analysis as well as image performance, retrieval - viewing conditions and dosimetry. Attention was given to special techniques such as mammography, computed tomography and digital radiography. Efforts were made to find commonly acceptable tolerances for different measuring methods and instruments and to define or fix limiting values for the most significant parameters. The need for intercomparison of the various quality test methods was stressed, with the aim of the production of comparable radiographs without unnecessary exposure of the patient.

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Authors: MOORES B M, Radiation Protection Service, Liverpool (GB);STIEVE F E, Gesellschaft für Strahlen und Umweltforschung, München Institute for Radiation Protection (DE);ERISKAT H, DG for Environment, Consumer Protection and Nuclear Safety (Radiation Protection), CEC, Bruxelles (BE);SCHIBILLA H, DG for Science, Research and Development (Radiation Protection), CEC, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11620 EN (1989) 165 pp.
Availability: Available from the British Institute of Radiology, London (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-905749-18-9
Record Number: 198910491 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en