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EUropean Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605298

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2013

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 864 346,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 658 000

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

Objective

Medical exposures for radiological examinations represent the highest and fastest growing contribution to manmade radiation exposure in the EU underlying the need for medical physics experts (MPEs), regulators and scientists in industry to bring in new research results and expertise and to deploy resources in addressing this important issue. The EC recognized the urgency and the EU tender ‘European guidelines for the Medical Physics Expert (MPE)’ (TREN/H4/167‐2009) was issued to develop and update the role of MPEs in Europe. The final report has been approved by the EC and includes an agreed mission statement and key activities for MPEs. The new qualification framework defines the MPE as an MP who, through planned advanced training and CPD, achieves the highest level possible (i.e., European Qualifications Level 8) in her/his specialty.
However, it is recognized that few Member States have the expertise and facilities to provide the necessary training. A preliminary survey among National Organisations of MP and medical device companies showed that a dedicated training scheme has become a necessity. Three end-users were identified: the hospital MPE, the scientist in industry and regulators assessing exposures in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.
The EUTEMPE-RX consortium will develop, put into practice and evaluate a new pilot EFTS for the MPE in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, which includes both face-to-face and on-line teaching. The aim is to ensure that candidates become knowledgeable about all current issues in radiation safety culture in hospitals and to make the MPE a radiation protection advocate for patients. The course will address the themes identified in the MELODI strategic research agenda, DoreMi and EMAN projects. A business plan will be developed for the sustainability of the network, which would provide a template for the development of similar programmes in the other specialties of medical physics.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 532 338

Administrative Contact

Sofie Heroes (Ms.)

Participants (13)

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ORGANISATIONS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 151 405

SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 442

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 97 905

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 830

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 73 830

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VARNA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 122 056

ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 111 280

CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 73 830

STICHTING LANDELIJK REFERENTIE CENTRUM VOOR BEVOLKINGSONDERZOEK

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 81 534

PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 81 855

AZIENDA SANITARIA UNIVERSITARIA INTEGRATA DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 790

STADTISCHES KLINIKUM BRAUNSCHWEIG GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 67 945

TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE MITTELHESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 29 960

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605298

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2013

  • End date

    31 July 2016

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 864 346,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 658 000

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium