Dear friends and colleagues,
I am very happy to announce the upcoming Masterclass & Webinar in the EUTEMPE-RX series.
After another successful EUTEMPE-RX Webinar on “Personnel Dosimetry – A first step to radiation protection of the staff”, it is now time to register for the Masterclass “Personnel Dosimetry – two steps ahead”. Everybody is highly welcome. This Masterclass is, like all EUTEMPE-RX Webinars and Masterclasses, free of charge. We hope however that you will contribute in making the Masterclass an interesting, interactive and highly educational experience for all. Also curious to learn how the EUTEMPE-RX module leaders address personnel dosimetry?
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CET Masterclass “Personnel Dosimetry – two steps ahead”
Topics: It is unquestioned that staff in high dose situations, like fluoroscopy, needs occupational dosimetry. A poorly thought-out approach, however, might be worse than doing nothing as it might lead the staff to a false sense of security. We will deepen our consideration of dosimetry types, in particular the pros and cons of active electronic dosimeters and discuss the strong effect different wearing positions of the dosimeters have. At this point it is time to have a look at the dosimetry of the lens of the eye. Its radiation sensitivity is under debate, but how to assess the dose to this organ reasonably? To round the session up, we will briefly have a look at the people asked to wear dosimeters, realize their at least partly existing reluctance, and think about how to motivate them to cooperate. A concept for reasonably use with limited resources should be established.
Let me introduce our speakers:
Markus Borowski, PhD
Dr. Markus Borowski is head of the medical physics division at the Institute of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Klinikum Braunschweig. He is a member of several competent medical authorities and strongly engaged in different committees of the German standardization committee (NAR). Since numerous years, he is a regular organizer and teacher in medical physics and radiation protection in particular. He was project leader in several scientific projects of the German federal ministry of the environment, inter alia dealing with topics of personnel dosimetry and quality assurance in radiation diagnostics. Currently he is member of the committee A4 “Radiation Protection technology” of the German Commission on Radiological Protection as well as delegate in the Group of Experts referred to in Article 31 of the Euratom Treaty.
Martin Fiebich, PhD
Professor at the Institute of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection at the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen/Germany. Professor Fiebich specializes in dose optimization for patients and staff, the development of new methods in quality assurance, and dosimetry in X-ray diagnostics.
He has been a member of Working Committee AA6 “Imaging acquisition systems” of the German standardization committee (NAR) since 2005 and is chairman of this committee since 2010.
In 2011, he was appointed to committees of the German Commission on Radiological Protection, e.g., committee A2 “Radiological Protection in Medicine” and A4 “Radiation Protection Technology” as well as the working group “Measurement Uncertainties”. He was head of the working group “Quality Assurance in Medicine” from 2017 to 2018.
From 2014 to 2020, he was chairman of the “Biomedical Imaging” division of the German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP) and since 2021 he is vice president of the DGMP.
Together with Dr. Borowski he is leader of the Eutempe Module MPE12: Occupational dosimetry in diagnostic and interventional radiology: Personnel dosimetry and competences for MPE with RPE responsibilities.
Please save the date already for the next EUTEMPE-RX webinar:
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CET: A guided tour of x-ray CT through dosimetry and image quality assessment, by prof. John Damilakis
While waiting for an occasion to meet in person, I hope to meet with you online.
We will keep our website updated. As soon as it is safe to organize EUTEMPE-RX modules again, we will do.
Kindest regards, keep it safe.
PI of the EUTEMPE-RX project.