EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Multicentre study, Not applicable, Cancer, Radiation safety, Radiation effects, Diagnostic procedure, PET-CT, CT, Radiation physics, Management, Computer applications, Action 5 - Performance indicators for radiation protection management
S. Ryzhov, K. Tolkachev, Z. Lantukh, S. Okhrimenko , V. Kashcheev, U. Kurashvili, M. Shatenok, S. Morozov
The IAEA’s Basic Safety Standards  require registrants and licensees to ensure that a patient should be informed properly about expected diagnostic or therapeutic benefits of radiological procedures as well as their radiation risks. Russian Radiation Safety Standards  and Basic Sanitary Rules for Radiation Safety  have the same requirement.
ICRP Publication 103  recommends to evaluate radiation risks associated with diagnostic imaging using doses for individual tissues at risk. Thus, it is necessary to estimate the radiation risk and benefits of all medical radiology procedures and to provide the Risk Communication.
The general goal of the research recently started by A. Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center in collaboration with Moscow Center for Diagnostics & Telemedicine (MCDT) is to develop a methodology of assessing possible radiation-induced health effects on the patients undergoing CT and PET/CT diagnostic procedures.
The prototype of MedRadRisk Software (further ‘MRR Software’) was used. MRR Software performs lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of cancer calculation using CT and PET/CT parameters considering patients’ age and sex.
The research purpose was to test the prototype of MRR Software on full-scale clinical studies.