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Optimization of Radiation Protection of Medical Staff

Objective

The state-of-the-art analysis performed in the FP6 CONRAD project highlighted high extremity doses and a lack of systematic data analysis on exposures to the staff in interventional radiology (IR) and nuclear medicine (NM). To optimize the working procedures in the medical field with respect to radiation protection, a project focussed on improving the knowledge on extremity and eye lens exposures is proposed, combined with an optimization in the use of active personal dosemeters. The first objective is to obtain extensive extremity dose data for staff in IR, with special attention to eye lens doses and the analysis of the radiation protection measures. At the present time there is no suitable dosimeter for eye lens dosimetry. Hp(3) is mentioned as the operational quantity to control the dose limits, but there are no conversion coefficients nor a calibration procedure available. The second objective of the project is to develop a formalism to measure eye lens doses and to design a prototype eye lens dosemeter. IR staff belongs to a specific working group which could benefit from a real time accurate dose assessment. Therefore, the third objective is to study the behaviour of commercial active personal dosemeters under real conditions and to design a prototype that could solve the present problems. In NM the doses to the different parts of the hands will be systematically mapped, with special attention to unsealed therapy sources, aiming to estimate the real dose load of NM workers and to describe appropriate protection measures. The different objectives of this project will be achieved through well coordinated measurement campaigns in European hospitals. Simulations will be performed to determine the main parameters that influence the extremity and eye lens doses and the effectiveness of different radiation protection measures. The final objective is to develop a program to disseminate all conclusions and recommendations to the interested parties.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/nuclear medicine
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2007
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 373 382
Administrative Contact
Griet Vanderperren (Ms.)

Participants (11)

ELLINIKI EPITROPI ATOMIKIS ENERGEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 161 113
Address
Neapoleos 4 Patriarchou Grigoriou
15310 Aghia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leonidas Camarinoupoulos (Prof.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 614
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pietro Francesco Petrungaro (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 293 395
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didier Mestraletti (Mr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 144 412
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Sans Merce (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 160 176
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valentí Guasch (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 159 576
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Lecestre (Mr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 46 712
Address
Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milan Cagan (Mr.)
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 51 930
Address
Ul Sw Teresy Od Dzieciatka Jezus 8
91 348 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jerzy Mikulski (Mr.)
BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 52 327
Address
Willy-brandt-strasse 5
38226 Salzgitter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Günther Büter (Mr.)
RADCARD SC*PAWEL BILSKI MACIEJ BUDZ ANOWSKI JOZEF DYBEL IRENA LIPENSKA PAWEL OLKO ELZBIETA RYBA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 119 184
Address
Ul. Prusa 37
30117 Krakow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariusz Sarapata (Mr.)
MGP INSTRUMENTS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 105 178
Address
Route D Eyguieres
13113 Lamanon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nagi Zeenny (Mr.)