Project: Absorbed dose in water and air

As the number of cases of cancer increases, current high levels of demand for diagnostic radiotherapy and interventional radiology/cardiology procedures are set to grow. The goal of radiotherapy is to kill tumour cells, while minimising damage to the surrounding healthy tissue; however, small percentage changes in a radiotherapy dose can significantly increase the risk of complications. Uncertainty requirements for radiotherapy doses are difficult to achieve due to the disparity between calibration and treatment conditions. National laboratories need to launch calibration services which meet the needs of end-users. This project will study the design of primary dosimeter standards, enabling participating NMIs and DIs to build their own primary dosimeter standards for diagnostic and interventional radiology/cardiology and the radiotherapy application of ionizing radiation. By decreasing uncertainties and harmonising calibration methods, the project will lead to a better knowledge of doses due to diagnostic irradiation and better treatment outcomes for patients.

Acronym 14RPT04 Absorb (Reference Number: 14RPT04)
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2014

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Coordinator France
2 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Partner Austria
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
5 Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica si Inginerie Nucleara "Horia Hulubei" Partner Romania
6 Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine Partner Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 Ruđer Bošković Institute Partner Croatia
8 Instituto Superior Tecnico Partner Portugal
9 Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie, Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire, Fondation d’Utilité Publique Partner Belgium
10 Institut Za Nuklearne Nauke Vinca Partner Serbia