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Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation Exposure

Objective

MEDIRAD aims to enhance the scientific bases and clinical practice of radiation protection (RP) in the medical field and thereby addresses the need to understand and evaluate the health effects of low dose ionising radiation exposure from diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and from off-target effects in radiotherapy (RT).
MEDIRAD will pursue 3 major operational objectives: First, it will improve organ dose estimation and registration to inform clinical practice, optimise doses, set recommendations and provide adequate dosimetry for clinical-epidemiological studies of effects of medical radiation. Second, it aims to evaluate and understand the effects of medical exposures, focusing on the two major endpoints of public health relevance: cardiovascular effects of low to moderate doses of radiation from RT in breast cancer treatment incl. understanding of mechanisms; and long-term effects on cancer risk of low doses from CT in children. Third, it will develop science-based consensus policy recommendations for the effective protection of patients, workers and the general public.
Within the 4-year project a multi-disciplinary consortium will, in close interaction with European medical associations, MELODI and EURADOS (1), develop a tool to determine image quality to maximise optimisation of RP in medical imaging, (2) improve and develop new individual organ/anatomical structure dosimetry from chest CT, I131 administration, fluoroscopy-guided procedures, hybrid imaging, and RT for breast cancer and interlinks with image quality measures, (3) conduct epidemiological studies of consequences of RT and CT, (4) identify potential novel imaging and circulating biomarkers and mechanisms of radiation effects, (5) develop innovative risk models, (6) develop and implement for the first time a European repository of patient dose and imaging data, (7) develop science-based recommendations, and (8) introduce novel approaches to bring together the nuclear and medical sectors.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer/breast cancer

Call for proposal

NFRP-2016-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EIBIR GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH ZUR FORDERUNG DER ERFORSCHUNG DER BIOMEDIZINISCHEN BILDGEBUNG
Address
Neutorgasse 9/2
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 503 750

Participants (35)

FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 727 983,25
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 260 876,25
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS DESCARTES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De L Ecole De Medecine 12
75270 Paris Cedex 06
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 364 000
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE ROYAL MARSDEN NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 678 902,50
Address
Fulham Road 203-6
SW3 6JJ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 871 447,75
Address
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 854 591,25
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc 31
92260 Fontenay Aux Roses
Activity type
Research Organisations
OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 728,75
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 188 800
Address
Rua Da Misericordia, Lagar Dos Corticos
3045-093 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Ul Sw Teresy Od Dzieciatka Jezus 8
91 348 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
B-COM
France
EU contribution
€ 196 608,75
Address
Zac Des Champs Blancs Bat. A 13 Rue Claude Chappe
35510 Cesson Sevigne
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 194 952,50
Address
Langenbeckstrasse 1
55131 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 338 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 429 856,25
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 383 176,25
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 337 550
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM WUERZBURG - KLINIKUM DER BAYERISCHEN JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 786,25
Address
Josef-schneider-strasse 2
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 015
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 504 322,50
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Associação para Investigação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Medicina
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 444 517,85
Address
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz
1649-028 Lisbon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLINIKUM RECHTS DER ISAR DER TECHNISCHEN UNIVERSITAT MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 57 656,25
Address
Ismaninger Strasse 22
81675 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 432,15
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 934,59
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 160 625
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 615
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 971,69
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 875
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 625
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 46 848,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT CLAUDIUS REGAUD
France
EU contribution
€ 50 812,50
Address
Rue Du Pont Saint Pierre 20
31052 Toulouse Cedex 3
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT CATALA D'ONCOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 402,50
Address
Av Gran Via De L'hospitalet 199-203
08908 L'hospitalet Del Llobregat
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 605,41
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE BRANDENBURG CAMPUS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 876,81
Address
Fehrbelliner Strasse 38
16816 Neuruppin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments