Fundamental Research Division
From the source to the dosimetric impact assessment
The monitoring of patient dosimetry helps to improve practices for the controlled use of radiation in medicine.
The awareness of the need to estimate the dose received by the patient during a medical procedure using ionizing radiation was made much later than for workers. Monitoring patient dosimetry is mandatory in Europe ever since the Directive 97/43 EURATOM, and tools for systematic monitoring were set in place in the 2000s.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.