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Unification of physical and clinical requirements for medical x-ray imaging and its relevance to European industrial and socio-economic development

Objective

The proposal aims to develop the scientific underpinning of diagnostic radiology which is one of the most widely employed diagnostic techniques in health care. It would help to enable European manufacturers, who compete worldwide, to understand more fully the end users requirements. Similarly the European medical community and population at large would benefit from the use of x-ray imaging systems which would meet requirements included in the EC Medical Exposure Directive 97/43/EURATOM.The project tackles a pressing problem in the field of medical x-ray imaging, namely how to unify physical and clinical assessments of image quality so that the medical users and commercial manufacturers could more effectively define and implement future technological developments. This problem is now more relevant since new totally digital x-ray imaging systems are being developed for diagnostic radiography which at present accounts for some 70-80% of all diagnostic x- ray procedures. Unlike film, which is presently employed, these systems will not impose any inherent limitation on patient exposure since electronic amplification of signals will ensure that images can be displayed adequately for a very wide range of x-ray exposure. Based upon past experience end users will naturally request the highest quality image which can be produced by employing a higher level of exposure

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTEGRATED RADIOLOGICAL SERVICES LTD.
Address
Brunswick Business Park, Century Building Unit 188, Tower Street
L3 4BJ Liverpool
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
LINKOEPING UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Universitets
581 85 Linkoeping
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
3,Lasarettet
221 00 Lund
OTTO VON GUERICKE UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG
Germany
Address
Leipzigstrasse 44
39120 Magdeburg
ROYAL MARSDEN NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Fulham Road
SW3 6JJ London
SERVICE DES HOSPICES CANTONAUX
Switzerland
Address
Grand-pre 1
1007 Lausanne