Project: Metrology for radiotherapy using complex radiation fields

Modern radiotherapy treatments aim to deliver the highest possible dose to the smallest possible area to limit the damage to healthy tissues. They do this by using complex radiation fields that deliver intense doses to areas of only a few millimetres across. However, the methods to measure such doses are currently not accurate enough and absorbed dose to water primary standards are needed to bridge the gap between the standard reference and clinical conditions. There is also a lack of standardisation for the measurement of doses and, therefore, treatment may not meet the requirements set out by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements. This project will develop new standards to improve dose measurements and support the updating of international codes of practice.

Acronym HLT09 MetrExtRT (Reference Number: HLT09)
Duration 01/06/2012 - 31/05/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Coordinator France
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile Partner Italy
4 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal Partner Hungary
5 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
8 Sateilyturvakeskus Partner Finland
9 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
10 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
11 Université d'Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand 1 France