The project’s work included three major tasks:
- Developing European Guidelines on diagnostic reference levels for paediatric imaging covering plain radiography; fluoroscopy; CT; IR procedures; and as far as possible, examinations using mobile equipment, e.g. on neonates (Work Package 1).
- Deciding on European DRLs for the main paediatric imaging procedures, involving plain radiography, fluoroscopy, CT, IR and as far as possible, examinations using mobile equipment, e.g. on neonates (Work Package 2).
- Organising a European workshop to discuss the results of the first two tasks and the need for further action on DRLs and the optimisation of radiation protection of paediatric patients (Work Package 3). This workshop took place in Lisbon (Lisbon School of Health Technology, Portugal) on October 15-17, 2015. For more information, click here.
Download the European Guidelines on DRLs for Paediatric Imaging published in the European Commission’s Radiation Protection Series here.