ICRP http://www.icrp.org/index.asp International Commission on Radiological Protection en-gb Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:59:21 +0000 Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop Dec 2017 Second Announcement http://www.icrp.org/docs/Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop Dec 2017 Second Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop Dec 2017 Second Announcement.pdf Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:27:51 +0000 ICRP-ICNIRP 2017 Meeting Statement http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRP-ICNIRP 2017 Meeting Statement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRP-ICNIRP 2017 Meeting Statement.pdf Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:35:24 +0000 Summary of C1 Paris Meeting October 2017 http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of C1 Paris meeting October 2017.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of C1 Paris meeting October 2017.pdf Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:10:50 +0000 Abstracts and Presentations for the ICRP Workshop on Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste Now Available http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=369 <p><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">The ICRP Workshop on Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste was successfully held in Fukushima&nbsp;on Monday November 6, 2017.&nbsp; With special thanks to the Nippon Foundation, members of Task Group 97 and Committee 4 were able to attend this workshop and discuss key topics with members of the community.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p>For more information, pictures, abstracts, and presentations, please visit the workshops official page <a href="page.asp?id=368">here</a>.</p> Tue, 7 Nov 2017 13:09:01 +0000 Summary of October 2017 C4 Meeting Paris http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of October 2017 C4 Meeting Paris.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of October 2017 C4 Meeting Paris.pdf Fri, 3 Nov 2017 14:26:24 +0000 ICRP Publication 135 Now Available on ICRP.org http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=367 <h1>Diagnostic Reference Levels in Medical Imaging</h1> <h2>ICRP Publication 135</h2> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Ann. ICRP 46(1), 2017</span><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-size: 12px;">E. Va&ntilde;o, D.L. Miller, C.J. Martin, M.M. Rehani, K. Kang, M. Rosenstein, P. Ortiz-Lopez, S. Mattsson, R. Padovani, A. Rogers</span><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><strong style="font-size: 12px;">Abstract -</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) first introduced the term &lsquo;diagnostic reference level&rsquo; (DRL) in 1996 in Publication 73. The concept was subsequently developed further, and practical guidance was provided in 2001. The DRL has been proven to be an effective tool that aids in optimisation of protection in the medical exposure of patients for diagnostic and interventional procedures. However, with time, it has become evident that additional advice is needed. There are issues related to definitions of the terms used in previous guidance, determination of the values for DRLs, the appropriate interval for reevaluating and updating these values, appropriate use of DRLs in clinical practice, methods for practical application of DRLs, and application of the DRL concept to newer imaging technologies. This publication is intended as a further source of information and guidance on these issues. Some terminology has been clarified. In addition, this publication recommends quantities for use as DRLs for various imaging modalities, and provides information on the use of DRLs for interventional procedures and in paediatric imaging. It suggests modifications in the conduct of DRL surveys that take advantage of automated reporting of radiation-dose-related uantities, and highlights the importance of including information on DRLs in training programmes for healthcare workers. The target audience for this publication is national, regional, and local authorities; professional societies; and facilities that use ionising radiation for medical purposes, and responsible staff within these facilities. A full set of the Commission&rsquo;s recommendations is provided.</span><br style="font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-size: 12px;" /></p> <h3>Recommended reference format for citations</h3> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">ICRP, 2017. Diagnostic reference levels in medical imaging. ICRP Publication 135. Ann. ICRP 46(1).</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Full access to the Publication can be found <a href="publication.asp?id=ICRP%20Publication%20135">here</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:51:00 +0000 ICRP Workshop November 2017 Second Announcement http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRP Workshop Nov 2017 Second Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRP Workshop Nov 2017 Second Announcement.pdf Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:32:39 +0000 Summary of October 2017 Main Commission Meeting Paris http://www.icrp.org/docs/Summary of October 2017 Main Commission Meeting Paris.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Summary of October 2017 Main Commission Meeting Paris.pdf Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:04:08 +0000 ICRP-ERPW 2017 Link Now Available http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=364 <p>Whether you particiapted in last weeks ICRP-ERPW 2017 Symposium or not, related information of the event can now be found our <a href="page.asp?id=248">website</a>.</p> <p>Presentations, proceedings, the programme book, meeting summaries, and many other relevant pieces of information will all be cotinually updated over the coming weeks.</p> <p>Continue to check back in as more information becomes available!</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:25:29 +0000 ICRP Main Commission Elects New Chair of Committee 3 http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRP Main Commission Elects New Chair of Committee 3.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRP Main Commission Elects New Chair of Committee 3.pdf Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:57:52 +0000 Proceedings of the ICRP Dialogue Initiative Now Available http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=363 <p>ICRP is pleased to annouce that the Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Fukushima Dialogue Initiative are now available on the <a href="http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/ANIB_45_2S">Sage Website</a>.</p> <p>With focus on the rehabilitation of living conditions after the nuclear accident in 2011, the meetings in December 2015 are now free-to-access.</p> <p>The objective of the workshop was to share the experiences and main lessons of the ICRP Fukushima Dialogue inititiave, focusing on the 12 main dialogue meetings held between November 2011 and September of 2015 at various locations in Fukushima Prefecture.</p> <p>Further information about ICRP and Fukushima, outside of this publication, can be found on <a href="page.asp?id=188">www.icrp.org</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The workshop was organised by ICRP, hosted by Date City, and held in&nbsp;co-operation with a large and diverse set of organisations:&nbsp;Ethos in Fukushima,&nbsp;French Institute of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety*, French Nuclear&nbsp;Safety Authority*, Fukushima&nbsp;Medical University, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan&nbsp;Health Physics Society, Japanese Cabinet Office (Support Team for Residents&nbsp;Affected by Nuclear Incidents), Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, Ministry&nbsp;of the Environment of Japan, The Nippon&nbsp;Foundation*, Norwegian Radiation&nbsp;Protection Authority*, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency*, and Radiation Safety&nbsp;Forum Japan&nbsp;(those marked with an asterisk also provided the financial support&nbsp;necessary to make this event a reality, and the resulting&nbsp;proceedings freely available).&nbsp; Special thanks to all involved.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:27:09 +0000 First Announcement of Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop on Recent Progress in Radiation Dosimetry for Epidemiology and Radiological Protection http://www.icrp.org/docs/Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop Dec 2017 First Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Joint ICRP-RERF-JHPS Workshop Dec 2017 First Announcement.pdf Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:10:14 +0000 ICRP Announces 90th Anniversary Drive to Free the Annals http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=362 <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today in Paris, ICRP Chair Claire Cousins announced the organisation&rsquo;s intention to begin the process of making the Annals of the ICRP free-to-access for everyone around the world.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>By making all but the most recent two years available, professionals, governments, and the public stand to benefit.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>At the opening ceremonies of ICRP-ERPW 2017, Dr. Cousins recognised the support of the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for kickstarting the campaign with generous financial contributions, enabling free access to ICRP Publication 103: The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span lang="EN-US">&ldquo;</span></em><em><span>We are delighted to lead the way with a meaningful contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free, and in particular we are proud that Publication 103 is now available to everybody thanks to our contribution. Easy access will be a boon to governments, scientists, professionals, and interested citizens world-wide. Let&rsquo;s take on this important initiative together.</span></em><em><span lang="EN-US">&rdquo;</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-US">- </span></strong><strong><span>Christer Viktorsson, Director General, The UAE&rsquo;s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span lang="EN-US">&ldquo;We are pleased to join other agencies and countries in ICRP&rsquo;s efforts with our contribution towards making the Annals of the ICRP available for free; and, in particular, we are thrilled that Publication 103 will be available to everyone. &nbsp;Access will be a benefit to radiation protection professionals, scientists, and interested countries worldwide. &nbsp;Let us undertake this critical initiative together.&rdquo;</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">- <strong>Dr. Patricia R. Worthington, Director, Office of Health and Safety, United States Department of Energy</strong></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>In 2016, ICRP set three strategic priorities:</span></p> <ul> <li>Maintain and Continue to Improve the System of Radiological Protection</li> <li><span style="text-indent: -18pt; font-size: 10pt;">Promote Awareness of Radiological Protection and Broaden Access to ICRP Recommendations</span></li> <li><span style="text-indent: -18pt; font-size: 10pt;">Increase Engagement with Professionals, Policy-Makers, and the Public</span></li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>This initiative addresses all of these priorities heading into the charity&rsquo;s 90<sup>th</sup> year and beyond. Thanks to FANR and the DOE, and others who will follow their lead, the future looks bright.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Parties interested in joining this important initiative are encouraged to contact </span><a style="background-color: #ffffff; font-size: 10pt;" href="mailto:kelsey.cloutier@icrp.org">Kelsey Cloutier</a><span style="font-size: 10pt;">, Development and Communications Manager.</span></p> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:30:10 +0000 ICRP Workshop Nov 2017 First Announcement http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRP Workshop Nov 2017 First Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRP Workshop Nov 2017 First Announcement.pdf Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:43:15 +0000 Joint FMU-ICRP Workshop on Radiological Protection in Medicine http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=361 <p>On Tuesday October 3, 2017, ICRP, in conjunction with Fukushima Medical University, put on a joint symposium on Radiological Protection in Medicine.</p> <h3>Opening Address</h3> <p>Koichi Tanigawa (Fukushima Medical University, Japan)&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <h3>Session 1: General Overview and Introduction from FMU</h3> <p><a href="docs/2017fuk/1%20Yonekura%20Presentation.pdf">Radiological Protection in Medicine: Overview and Introduction of TG101</a><br />Yoshiharu Yonekura (QST, Japan)&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="docs/2017fuk/2%20Oriuchi%20Presentation.pdf">New Treatment Facility and Targeted Alpha-particle Therapy in FMU</a><br />Noboru Oriuchi (Fukushima Medical University, Japan)&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <h3>Session 2: Risk Estimate for Radiological Protection</h3> <p><a href="docs/2017fuk/3%20Mattsson%20Presentation.pdf">Individual Risk Estimates in Radiology: Is it necessary and possible?</a>&nbsp;<br />S&ouml;ren Mattsson (Sk&aring;ne University Hospital Malm&ouml; and Lund University, Sweden)&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="docs/2017fuk/4%20Bolch%20Presentation.pdf">Pediatric Phantoms for Dosimetry Calculations</a>&nbsp;<br />Wesley Bolch (University of Florida, USA)&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <h3>Session 3: Radiological Protection in Radionuclide Therapy</h3> <p><a href="docs/2017fuk/5%20Flux%20Presentation.pdf">Individualized Treatment Planning in Radionuclide Therapy</a>&nbsp;<br />Glenn Flux (Royal Marsden Hospital, UK)&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="docs/2017fuk/6%20Hosono%20Presentation.pdf">Current Status on Radionuclide Therapy</a><br />Makoto Hosono (Kindai University, Japan)&nbsp;</p> <p>Many thanks to our participants and speakers for a successful and engaging event.</p> <p>Further information, including the Abstracts, can be found&nbsp;<a href="page.asp?id=360">here</a>.</p> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 06:50:44 +0000 FMU-ICRP Workshop Third Announcement http://www.icrp.org/docs/FMU-ICRP Workshop Third Announcement.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/FMU-ICRP Workshop Third Announcement.pdf Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:17:15 +0000 Release of ICRP 2016 Annual Report http://www.icrp.org/docs/Annual Report 2016.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/Annual Report 2016.pdf Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:41:00 +0000 ICRP Welcomes New Intern: Laila Omar-Nazir http://www.icrp.org/page.asp?id=358 <p style="font-size: 12px;">On September 5th, ICRP welcomed Laila Omar-Nazir to the Scientific Secretariat team.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">Similar to past situations, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) have graciously provided this resource cost-free. &nbsp;This is her second four-month post in the CNSC co-op program, after previously completing eight months at Ontario Power Generation, working out of the Darlington Station in Bowmnaville, Ontario.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">A native of Newmarket, Laila is in her fourth year at McMaster Univeristy, with one more semester left before a BSc in Medical and Health Physics.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">While at ICRP, Laila will be assisting in the completion of various tasks, including learning objectives for future students in the program.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">Once again, thank you to the CNSC for their partnership, collaboration, and support.</p> <p style="font-size: 12px;">Welcome Laila!</p> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:10:40 +0000 Fukushima Medical University-ICRP Workshop Abstract http://www.icrp.org/docs/FMU-ICRP Workshop Abstract.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/FMU-ICRP Workshop Abstract.pdf Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:52:58 +0000 ICRU Releases Report NO. 91 http://www.icrp.org/docs/ICRU RELEASES REPORT NO. 91.pdf http://www.irpa.net/docs/ICRU RELEASES REPORT NO. 91.pdf Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:36:14 +0000