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Abstract

This brochure has been prepared to disseminate to a broad nonspecialist audience the objectives and main results of research supported by the European Commission on radiation protection in the medical applications of radiation. The brochure focuses on the research carried out under the 4th and 5th Framework Programmes but also addresses earlier research. This wider perspective should enable the reader to gain a better understanding of the origins of, and need for, research in this area. Some consideration is also given to future research needs.
The brochure will appeal to those with an interest in, or responsibility for, radiation protection in the medical applications of radiation. The projects described encompass the �state of the art� in this area together with progress that can be expected within the next few years. Particular attention is given to the development of new and improved tools and methods for a better protection of the patient against undue high radiation exposure during treatment or routine examinations.
The brochure is divided into two distinct parts. The first provides a summary of Commission supported research over the past decade, with particular attention given to the objectives and achievements (or expected achievements) of the 4th and 5th Framework Programmes. Remaining problems or challenges are identified and how these may be addressed by future research. The second part contains short summaries of the objectives and achievements (or expected achievements) of each of the supported projects.
Further information on each of the projects described in this report can be obtained from the project consortia and contact points are indicated for this purpose.

Additional information

Authors: Schulte E-H, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);Neale Kelly G, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);Coiffard K (Editors), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19793 EN (2002), 32 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-19-957-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail: research@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-3838-X
Record Number: 200518061 / Last updated on: 2005-04-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en