3rd EFOMP-COCIR Webinar on IEC Standards

Publication Date: Oct 21st, 2021 13:09, Category: EFOMP Announcements

The 3rd EFOMP-COCIR Webinar  will take place on Friday November 26th, 2021, 12.00 - 13.30 CET

Webinar: "IEC standards for diagnostic imaging equipment" 

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2122148020049982224

Standards play a crucial part in our lives. In healthcare, standards have an indispensable role for the proper functioning of medical devices, for correct transmission of information, for therapy, for monitoring and support in treatment, and much more. Thus, standards help manufacturers to produce safe medical devices with constant high quality and, as such, help competent authorities to ensure that medical devices in their country provide the performance they want for their citizens.

All stakeholders are invited to participate in the drafting of international standards so that the requirements in these standards get the widest possible support. The rules under which standards are developed in IEC reflect six principles: openness, transparency, impartiality and consensus, effectiveness and relevance, coherence, and development dimension. This is to make sure that the result reflects the state of the art, regardless whether the experts are from industry, medical practice, test institutes, or authorities. Decisions come through voting by the National Committees. Having multiple rounds of commenting, redrafting, and voting, the standards mature to a level that is relevant for all stakeholders.

The first introductory webinar provided an overview of the functioning and structure of IEC. The videorecording is accessible via EFOMP e-learning platform.

This second webinar covered standards in radiotherapy, which belong to SC 62C WG1. The videorecording is accessible via EFOMP e-learning platform.

The 3rd webinar will cover standards in diagnostic imaging equipment. Both speakers will give examples of the standardization process based on personal experience. The importance of active participation from experts with different background, both theoretical and practical, in the development of the IEC documents will be highlighted. Some of the topics are listed below:

Panelists for the webinar include Loredana Marcu (EFOMP-European Matters Committee Chair) and members of EFOMP EUM committee: Antonio Lopez Medina, Irene Polycarpou, Lorenzo Mazzoni.


Dr. Andreas Schaller graduated in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany and worked as a scientific assistant at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Germany (1990 - 1995). He has then been Scientific Officer for R&D at Siemens Healthcare X-ray tube factories Erlangen and Rudolstadt, Germany. Since 2002 he has been the  scientific Officer for R&D at Siemens Healthcare working group of CT physics and system concepts, Forchheim, Germany: Senior Key Expert with responsibility i.a. for CT dose specifications and CT acceptance-/constancy-testing specifications and their conformity with national and international standards and regulations. Convenor of IEC SC62B WG30 (Computed Tomography), member of German standardization committee DIN NAR and other regulatory working groups.


 Remy Klausz is a Principal Engineer at Womens’ Health division of GE Healthcare. Since his Engineering degree in Physics at ESPCI (Paris) he continuously worked for the optimization of Image Quality and dose of diagnostic imaging equipment, from the 3 first generations of CT through the introduction of digital imaging and flat panel detectors. In parallel, he participated as an expert in working groups elaborating IEC standards for Quality Control protocols, radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment, X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy, X-ray equipment for interventional procedures, mammographic X-ray equipment, anti-scatter grids, DQE of digital x-ray imaging devices, and Radiation conditions for use in the determination of characteristics.