HERCA organised a workshop on how to inspect justification and optimisation in nuclear medicine on 6-8 Nov. 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

In a framework of a specific working package dedicated to inspection in the medical field, HERCA is continuing its work for sharing practical procedures, methods and experiences among inspectors from radiation competent authorities members of HERCA.

HERCA already organised a first workshop in 2015 which was focused on how to inspect justification and optimization in diagnostic radiology. As a follow-up of this workshop, HERCA organised an European Inspection Campaign to Assess Patient Radiation Protection in Diagnostic RadiologyResults of this initiative were presented at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Achieving Change in Practice, 11-15 December 2017, Vienna, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency https://www.iaea.org/resources/rpop/resources/bonn-call-for-action-platform

This second workshop, was addressed to experienced inspectors from radiation competent authorities members of HERCA and covered nuclear medicine both in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Medical, occupational and public exposure in nuclear medicine were also addressed.

 

 Presentations

1. Regulatory Framework and Inspections

a. BSS Directive, regulatory framework and inspections in an ideal world

b. Regulatory framework and inspections in Ireland

c. Regulatory framework and inspections in Switzerland

d. Regulatory framework and inspections in Sweden

e. Regulatory framework and inspections in Germany

f. Regulatory framework and of inspections in France

2. Improving inspector competence

a. EANM recommendations and European reference guidelines on nuclear medicine

b. IAEA Publications

c. Dosimetry of nuclear medicine treatments

d. Calibration of activity meters

e. Experience from new IAEA training workshops for inspectors

3. Approaches for inspecting justification and optimisation

a. IAEA Tecdocs for inspecting justification and optimisation (descriptive and prescriptive approaches)

b. Optimisation strategies in Germany

INFORMATION

MedInspector Workshop 2018 - Programme (pdf doc, 543, Ko)

All Presentations (zip file, 14 Mo)

Contact: HERCA Technical Secretariat

secretariat@herca.org