ACCIRAD is an EU-funded project (Contract ENER/11/NUCL/S12.612180) to study, for external beam radiotherapy practices, the implementation of Article 11 of Council Directive 97/43/EURATOM (Medical Exposure Directive, MED) which requires Member States to ensure all reasonable steps are taken to reduce the probability and magnitude of accidental or unintended doses to patients from radiological practices.
A workshop, organized by The Greater Poland Cancer Centre, was held on 4-6 June 2013 in Poznań, Poland. The workshop discussed the National experiences, legal provisions, classifications and reporting processes in the implementation of Article 11 of the MED. Further discussions are to be held concerning EU Member States Policy for risk management, innovations in risk management, preventive measures, lessons learnt and education and training on risk management in radiotherapy.
A specific outcome expected from the ACCIRAD project will be the production of guidelines that uses a risk based approach to reduce the probability and magnitude of accidental and unintended exposures in external beam radiotherapy.
Attached is the presentation of the EFOMP representative, Stephen Evans, EFOMP Vice Chair Project Committee.
EFOMP Talk:Guidelines on a risk analysis of accidental and unintended exposures in radiotherapy
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