Personnel dosimetry and techniques to communicate practical results to the users (tasks of the radiation protection expert, RPE)
A practical challenge to be solved: which method and which extend of dosimetry is reasonable for different groups of personnel exposed to ionisation radiation?
Importance and impact of the training module: personnel dosimetry is used globally to monitor radiation exposure of persons within radiological departments. Different approaches exist and different techniques are being used depending on whether the dosimetry is performed for legal reasons or as non-governmental dosimetry. Techniques also differ depending on whether dosimetry is performed for a whole body exposure, or for extremity or eye lens exposures. Even within specific applications, there is a lack of harmonization. This course is suited to offer a deep and comprehensive insight into the different techniques of personnel dosimetry. The trainees shall study different groups of personnel and different exposure situations and decide which methods are best suited and what are the limitations. Further they shall get a feeling for special dedicated dosimetry systems, e.g. optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry. The course will help them in future tasks of training radiation protection experts (RPE).
Lead: Dr. M. Borowski, Klinikum Braunschweig and Dr. Fiebich, university of Giessen (partner 13)