Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects
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Theme 3 TRACKS: 14 15 Dosimetric Radiation Patient Exposures Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Techniques and Protection of and Reference Effects of lonizing and Non-lonizing Radiation Phantoms for Patients and Levels in Diagnostic Radiation Protection Personnel Imaging Track Chairs: Track Chairs: Track Chairs: ABSTRACT: Georg Stücklschweiger, Soren Mattsson, Jacob Geleijns, University Hospital Lund University, Leiden University, Remarkable progress has been made over the past Graz, Austria Malmö, Sweden Netherlands decades in the development and application of medi- Maria Zankl, Werner Rühm, Jürgen Griebel, cal technologies utilizing ionizing and non-ionizing German Research Center German Research Center Federal Office for for Environmental Health, for Environmental Health, Radiation Protection, radiation for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Munich, Germany Munich, Germany Germany The clinical use of these technologies, however, is accompanied by many questions about how to maxi- mize the benefits for patients while controlling and reducing possible health risks to patients and per- Biological Effects Biological Effects Biological Effects sonnel. These issues will be a central theme of the of Ionizing Radiation of Ionizing Radiation of Non-Ionizing Theme Chairs: World Congress 2009. Six program tracks will focus – Low Level and – Therapy Radiation Imaging Paul Shrimpton, on particular aspects of the theme, ranging from Health Protection Track Chairs: Track Chairs: Track Chairs: radiation dosimetry and new dosimetric models, Agency, UK David J. Brenner, Carsten Herskind, Rüdiger Matthes, through practical aspects of radiation protection, Columbia University, University Medical Center Federal Office for Gunnar Brix, New York, USA Mannheim, Radiation Protection, Federal Office for to biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing University of Heidelberg, Germany Radiation Protection, radiation. Special topics will cover the expanding Christian Streffer, Mannheim, Germany Germany University of Duisburg- use of medical imaging techniques utilizing ionizing Essen, Germany Michael Baumann, radiation for both patients and asymptomatic OncoRay, Carl Gustav persons for the early detection of disease, the Carus University, Dresden, Germany assessment of radiation risks at low dose-levels relevant to diagnostic imaging, the characterization and optimization of biological radiation effects for cancer treatment, as well as the investigation and assessment of health risks related to non-ionizing radiation. We are eager to receive contributions from a wide range of disciplines and approaches that are related to any of the featured tracks. The program will be supplemented by several keynotes and invited speakers from well-known scientists focusing on issues of particular relevance and importance in do- simetry, optimization and protection.