Past Working Groups
EFOMP "PET/CT AND PET/MR QC Protocol".
The WG will operated under Scientific Committee from 1st February 2020 to 1st February 2022.
The rationale of the WG: The literature on routine Quality Controls in PET/CT scanners is out-of-date or no more valid, especially in the light of the new PET/CT tomographs. The scenario for PET/MRI quality controls is even worse, because of the lack of dedicated quality controls recom-mendations on these hybrid scanners. Thus, there is a demanding need for guidelines that identify a set of routine quality controls to perform on up-to-date PET/CT and PET/MRI scanners. The set of quality controls devised should have the characteristics of being simple and easy to realize. Reference and tolerance values will also be defined. The execution of these QC would guarantee the operation of PET/CT and PET/MRI scanners under optimal conditions ensuring the best per-formance in routine clinical tasks.
Joint EFOMP-ESTRO physics committee WG "Core curriculum revision for Medical Physics Experts working in Radiotherapy".
The WG operated from September 2019 to October 2021. EFOMP was represented by the European Matters, Education & Training, Professional Matters and Scientific Committees of EFOMP.
The rationale of the WG is to update the latest core curriculum
EFOMP “Artificial Intelligence (AI)”.
The WG operated from June 2019 to April 2021.
The rationale of the WG: Big data and deep learning will profoundly change various areas of professions and research in the future. This will also happen in medicine and medical imaging in particular. Quantitative aspects of data validation, Quality Control and system modelling for the future AI methods are positioned firmly in the field of Medical Physics profession. It is our interest to ensure that our professional education, continuous training and competence will follow this significant global development.
EFOMP “Revision of EFOMP PS14 - Safety of MRI”.
The WG operated from June 2019 to June 2020.
The rationale of the WG was to outline the development of a Safety Management System for MRI units. The Policy Statement can help eliminate or at least minimize accidents or incidents in the magnetic resonance environment and is recommended as a step towards harmonisation of safety of workers, patients, and the general public regarding the use of magnetic resonance imaging systems in diagnostic and interventional procedures.
Joint AAPM Task Group 246 and EFOMP
The rationale of the WG: Estimating Patient Organ Dose with Computed Tomography: A Review of Present Methodology and Required DICOM Information