What are SIGs?


Each Special Interest Group (SIG) consists of individual Medical Physicists with an interest in a particular field. The SIGs operates under the umbrella of the Science Committee see Terms of Reference. In order to carry out their work SIGS will set up short-lived working groups.


A short report on the new SIG structure has been published on EMPNews_summer2010.


To date SIGs have been set up in the following areas:


SIG on Diagnostic Radiology (DR SIG) and this has 3 different working groups (WG):

  • The Mammo WG with the scope to develop a QC protocol for digital mammography systems. The WG is lead by Gisella Gennaro and the secretary is Susanne Menhart. The WG has about 25 members.
  • The DICOM WG with the scope to discuss and provide comments on working documents of DICOM community and propose new standards. The WG is lead by Trianni Annalisa.
  • The Angiography WG aiming to develop a QC protocol of dynamic flat panel angiography units both for cardiac, neuro and peripheral clinical application. This WG is in he process of being set up and does not yet have a leader.


If you have suggestions for new SIGs and WGs, please contact the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee, Alberto Torresin.