Working Group on “Breast Tomosynthesis QC Protocol”

Publication Date: Dec 14th, 2018 08:24, Category: EFOMP Announcements

The EFOMP hereby announces a new Working Group (WG) entitled “Breast Tomosynthesis QC Protocol”. The WG will operate under Scientific Committee from April 2019 to March 2021.
 The rationale of the WG is to develop a QC protocol for DBT systems. It is envisioned that this protocol could prevent the proliferation of other testing protocols with diverse methods of measurement and limiting values. The DBT QC protocol should incorporate the new universal breast dosimetry model which is in development by a joint AAPM-EFOMP WG. Additionally, task-based image quality methods are planned to be included into practical QC procedures by the WG. 
The planned chair of the WG is Dr Ruben van Engen (NL). The expected outcome is a Breast Tomosynthesis QC Protocol document which will provide recommendations for the medical physics community (EFOMP & NMOs). 
The targeted audience is EFOMP members, NMOs, medical physicist community in general, radiology professionals and vendors.  
The deadline to establish the WG is 4th March 2019. NMOs are kindly asked to distribute this announcement to their members, who can apply to be a member of this WG electronically using the attached WG member application form. A professional CV is required. 
The term for accepting nominations is from 12th December 2018 to 4th March 2019. Nominations must be made electronically to (cc to using the enclosed form.

EFOMP manual 
EFOMP Guideline for New Working Groups (WG)