Providing experts in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologic Physics with high-quality practical (EQF8) training is what the EUTEMPE team stands for. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing us from doing this in the way we love: welcoming you to our facilities where you interact with our experts and gain practical experience, top level knowledge, skills and competencies. However, our aim of sharing our knowledge to help colleagues in our field grow as medical physicists has not changed! We just needed to find other ways to do this!
Hence, we are very happy to announce a series of EFOMP-EUTEMPE didactic webinars, followed by online masterclasses.
The webinars, which are free of charge, will be in a familiar format, introducing a specific subject by means of a presentation, with room for interaction with the lecturers. The online masterclass for each topic will follow on a number of weeks after the original webinar. The masterclasses, which have a greater number of educational hours, will provide the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the topic and helping cement the knowledge gained.
The 5th EFOMP-EUTEMPE webinar will take place on Tuesday March 23th, 2021 12:00 CET.
The online masterclass on Tuesday March 9th, 2021 12:00 CET.
Both will be presented by Martin Fiebich and Markus Borowski.
Webinar on Personnel Dosimetry – A first step to radiation protection of the staff
In Europe, millions of people are obliged to participate in occupational dosimetry surveillance. For most of them the annual collective doses are low, but for dedicated groups or individuals, the surveillance and following interventions on protective measures, make a real difference.
In this first part of the Webinar / Masterclass pair we will start dealing with fundamental concepts of personal dosimetry surveillance. Why do we care about exposures to the staff, and what are risks from occupational exposure compared to everyday risks? From this on, relevant protective and measurement quantities are presented in the webinar, as well as dosimeter types in use. Working principles and pros and cons of different types are explained.
At the end of the webinar we will have a closer look at clinical exposure situations, where staff typically faces doses below 1 mSv per year. Different options to treat personnel at these workplaces, and get most for the effort paid, will be presented and discussed.
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.
Dr. Markus Borowski
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.