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Safety and Efficacy for New Techniques and Imaging Using New Equipment to Support European Legislation (SENTINEL), EUR 23105

Project ID: 12909


The past two decades witnessed a technologically-driven revolution in radiology. At the centre of these developments has been the use of computing in diagnostic imaging. These developments have also been driven by the introduction of new detectors and imaging devices in radiology and nuclear medicine as well as the widespread application of computing techniques to enhance and extract information within the images acquired. Further advances have been introduced into clinical practice. However these technological developments have not been matched by justification and optimisation studies to ensure that these new imaging devices and techniques are as effective as might be or performed at the lowest possible dose.
This project has dealt with radiation protection, safety, and related issues that arise from the above developments in radiology. It covered over 90% of patient examinations, 60% of the collective dose from medical sources, and approximately 50% of the collective dose from man-made sources. In practice this project dealt with almost all radiological digital imaging outside of CT scanning.

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