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Radiological equipment must be subject to meticulous and regular monitoring to assure high diagnostic image quality and reasonable patient exposure. The CEC Council Directive on radiation protection of the patient therefore stipulates that all installations in use must be kept under strict surveillance with regard to radiological protection and quality control of appliances. In order to fulfill these requirements, appropriate phantoms can be used to assess image quality, equipment performance and patient exposure. Computational models can be used to evaluate optimal conditions and assess doses and dose distribution. Numerous phantoms are already widely utilised, but no standardisation of their design and use has so far been achieved. This publication presents the results of a workshop which aimed to present the current status of test phantoms and computational models employed for the optimisation of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. These results provide guidance on the design, implementation and relevance of phantoms and models most suitable for quality control under different physical and clinically realistic conditions.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: XII/307/92 EN (1992) 131 pp.
Availability: Available from the Radiation Protection Programme Office, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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