Workshop on European Population Doses

from Medical Exposure

24-26 April 2012

Athens, Greece

hosted by the

Greek Atomic Energy Commission

funded by the

European Commission

Organized by DDM2 project consortium

General information

Workshop venue

Hellenic Research Foundation Amphitheatre


48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave.

11635 Athens, Greece


Participants’ registration will be made at workshop venue. Registration includes:

  • Workshop folder: programme, list of participants, pen, notepad

  • Name badge

  • Coffee breaks and light lunches

Fee required for the workshop dinner will be paid at registration desk only in cash the latest by Wednesday morning.


The poster area is located in the atrium, outside the workshop amphitheatre. The mounting of posters is scheduled for Tuesday, 24 April 2012, before the opening session.

Poster panels will be marked with the poster ID-numbers, as mentioned in the poster presentations list. Posters should be fixed to the poster panel using blue tack provided on site.

Authors are requested to remove their posters from the panels the last day of the workshop, after the closing session. The organizers have no responsibility to collect and return the posters.


Technical Secretariat
Greek Atomic Energy Commission
P.O. BOX 60092
15310 Agia Paraskevi
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 2106506714
Fax: +30 2106506748

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Working website

Scientific programme

Tuesday, 24. April

08:00 - 17:00

Registration / poster mounting

09:00 - 09:10

Opening by:

Christos Housiadas, GAEC Chairman

Ritva Bly, Project Leader


Chairpersons: Hilde Olerud, Abbas Aroua

09:10 - 09:30

Legal basis for population dose estimates and EC expectations from DDM2 [O.1]

Georgi Simeonov, European Commission

09:30 - 09:50

Introduction to population dose estimations in DDM2 [O.2]

Ritva Bly, Project leader

09:50 - 10:10

Data on medical exposures from a global point of view [O.3]

Ferid Shannoun, UNSCEAR

10:10 - 10:30

Coffee Break


Chairpersons: Hannu Järvinen, Paul Stoop

10:30 - 10:45

Categorization of X-ray examinations; TOP 20, 75 and 225 [O.4]

Hilde Olerud, NRPA

10:45 - 11:15

How to estimate typical effective doses for X-ray procedures? [O.5]

Paul Shrimpton, HPA

11:15 - 11:45

How to estimate typical effective doses for NM examinations (including PET-CT)? [O.6]

Bernard Aubert, IRSN

11:45 - 12:15

How to determine examination frequencies and population dose estimates for X-rays and NM? [O.7]

Jenia Vassileva, NCRRP

12:15 - 12:30



Chairpersons: Andreas Jahnen, Virginia Tsapaki

12:30 - 12:50

Summary of the general data based on European questionnaires [O.8]

Abbas Aroua, IRA

12:50 - 13:10

Summary of examination frequencies for X-ray procedures [O.9]

Elke Nekolla, BfS

13:10 - 13:30

Summary of examination frequencies for NM procedures [O.10]

Anders Frank, SSM

13:30 - 14:30



Chairpersons: Ritva Bly, Renato Padovani

14:30 - 14:50

Summary of the population dose for X-ray procedures [O.11]

Hannu Jarvinen, STUK

14:50 - 15:10

Summary of the population dose for NM procedures [O.12]

Paul Stoop, RIVM

15:10 - 15:30

Problems in population dose estimations, X-ray and NM procedures [O.13]

Jenia Vassileva, NCRRP

15:30 - 15:50


15:50 - 16:10

Coffee Break


Chairpersons: Stavroula Vogiatzi, Elke Nekolla

16:10 - 16:30

European database for population dose registration and follow-up [O.14]

Andreas Jahnen, CRP-Henri Tudor

16:30 - 16:50

Suggested need of improvements for the European Guidance (RP 154) [O.15]

Ritva Bly, STUK

16:50 - 17:00


17:40 - 19:30

Social programme: Guided tour in the New Acropolis Museum

Wednesday, 25 April

08:30 - 17:00

Registration at National Hellenic Research Foundation


Session 1 – X-ray and NM examinations

Chairpersons: Ritva Bly, Anders Frank

09:00 - 09:15

Radiation dose of the Bulgarian population from X-ray and Nuclear Medicine examinations [O.16]

Simona Avramova-Cholakova, Bulgaria

09:15 - 09:30

Frequency and collective dose for the Nuclear Medicine and the TOP 20 X-ray examinations in Portugal, 2011 [O.17]

Pedro Teles, Portugal

09:30 - 09:45

Population dose assessment from x-ray and nuclear medicine examinations in Serbia [O.18]

Danijela Arandjic, Serbia

09:45 - 10:00

Radiation exposure of the Italian population from diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine examinations [O.19]

Gaetano Compagnone, Italy

10:00 - 10:15



Session 2 – X-ray examinations

Chairpersons: Hannu Järvinen, Bernard Aubert

10:15 - 10:30

Trends in examination frequency and population doses in Norway, 2002 - 2008 [O.20]

Hilde Olerud, Norway

10:30 - 10:45

Patient Dose Evaluation and Experiences in Collection of Frequencies for X-ray Procedures [O.21]

Jonas Marcinkevicius, Lithuania

10:45 - 11:00

Survey of population doses from selected X-ray examinations in Slovakia [O.22]

Dusan Salat, Slovakia

11:00 - 11:15

Automation of the collection of the frequency of X-ray examinations: a pilot study [O.29]

Regis Le Coultre, Switzerland (presented by Eleni Theano Samara, Switzerland)

11:15 - 11:40


11:40 - 12:00

Coffee break


Session 3 –NM examinations

Chairpersons: Hilde Olerud, Paul Stoop

12:00 - 12:15

Contribution of nuclear medicine to the exposure of the French population in 2007 [O.23]

Cecile Etard, France (presented by Bernard Aubert, France)

12:15 - 12:30

The estimation of collective dose from medical exposures from diagnostic nuclear medicine examinations in Croatia [O.24]

Dario Faj, Croatia

12:30 - 12:45

Dosages and use of different nuclides in diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging [O.25]

Ischa DeWaard, The Netherlands

12:45 - 13:00

Population Collective Effective Dose from Nuclear Medicine Procedures in Greece [O.26]

Stavroula Vogiatzi, Greece

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break


Chairpersons: Paul Shrimpton, Abbas Aroua

14:00 - 14:30

Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States [Invited presentation, O.30]

David A. Schauer, NCRP

14:30 - 14:45

Australian per Caput Dose from Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine [O.31]

Anthony Wallace, Australia

14:45 - 15:00

A Comparison of classification methodologies of Health Care Levels used by UNSCEAR and WHO [O.32]

Ferid Shannoun, UNSCEAR

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee break


Chairpersons: Andreas Jahnen, Virginia Tsapaki

15:20 - 15:35

Impact of different interpretations within TOP 20 approach for population dose estimation [O.33]

Hannu Järvinen, Finland

15:35 - 15:50

Initial survey results on the accuracy of dose data in the DICOM objects [O.34]

Renato Padovani, Italy

15:50 - 16:05

Computed Tomography Doses in Nuclear Medicine [O.35]

Katja Merimaa, Finland

16:05 - 16:20

Age and sex distribution of CT examinations in Poland [O.36]

Dariusz Kluszczynski, Poland


Chairpersons: Hilde Olerud, Jenia Vassileva

16:20 - 16:40

Summary of posters

16:40 - 18:00

Time for poster watching


Social programme: Workshop Dinner

Thursday, 26 April


Registration at National Hellenic Research Foundation


Chairpersons: Andreas Jahnen, Renato Padovani

09:00 - 09:20

Summary of national DRLs for x-ray procedures in Europe [O.37]

Hannu Järvinen, STUK

09:20 - 09:40

Summary of national DRLs for NM procedures in Europe [O.38]

Stavroula Vogiatzi, GAEC

09:40 - 09:55

National diagnostic reference levels for fluoroscopy-guided procedures in Gastroenterology, Urology and Pediatric Cardiology [O.39]

Eleni Theano Samara, Switzerland

09:55 - 10:10

The study of patient doses in diagnostic radiology for establishment of national diagnostic reference levels [O.40]

Larysa Stadnyk, Ukraine

10:10 - 10:25

Entrance surface dose for selected radiological procedures in Poland [O.41]

Piotr Pankowski, Poland

10:25 - 10:40

Diagnostic reference levels in x-ray and nuclear medicine procedures in France: evolution of collected data and collection tools [O.42]

Patrice Roch, France

10:40 - 10:55

Assessment of radiation dose to pediatric patients in computed tomography [O.43]

Omer Osman, Saeed

10:55 - 11:15

Coffee break


Chairpersons: Hilde Olerud, Stavroula Vogiatzi

11:15 - 11:45

European population dose and database [O.44]

Ritva Bly, STUK

11:45 - 12:15

Major recommendations for improving for the EU guidelines (RP 154) [O.45]

Hannu Järvinen, STUK

General Discussion: Project staff at panel

12:15 - 12:45


Georgi Simeonov, EC

12:45 - 13:00

Stavroula Vogiatzi, GAEC, Local Organizing Committee

Ritva Bly, STUK, Project leader

Poster presentations

Experience in collecting and analyzes of the frequency of X-ray diagnostic investigations in Ukraine [P.1]

Stadnyk Larysa, Ukraine

System of collection of medical exposure data in the Russian Federation [P.2]

Zvonova Irina, Russian Federation

Trends in the choice of Xray, CT and MR over 20 years in Norwegian radiology for examinations of head and spine [P.3]

Olerud Hilde Merete, Norway

Patients radiation doses from x-ray examinations in Sudan [P.4]

Sulieman Abdelmoneim, Sudan

Population exposure from Radiological medical examinations in Chania General Hospital [P.5]

Seferlis Stavros, Greece

Dose estimation received by adults undergoing radiological examinations in St. Paul’s District General Hospital branch - Panagia of Thessaloniki [P.6]

Vernadakis - Michailakis Pavlos, Greece

Dosimetric comparison of mammography systems with different target/filter combinations [P.7]

Salvara Katerina, Greece

Preliminar radioprotection analysis on IGRT and kV imaging in RT treatments. Dosimetry, radioprotection and image quality impact [P.8]

Mari Alberto, Italy

Patient doses during four common cardiac electrophysiology procedures [P.9]

Papageorgiou Evangelia, Greece

Evaluation of radiation exposure of patients undergoing percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage with stent to the duodenum using two Monte Carlo methods [P.10]

Karavasilis Efstratios, Greece

Adult radiation doses from multi-detector CT exams: preliminary results from the first Italian SIRM survey [P.11]

Palorini Federica, Italy

Pilot Results of the National Survey on Radiation Dose in CT in The Netherlands [P.12]

Stoop Paul, Netherlands

Assessment of the exposure of the Swiss population to computed tomography in 2008 [P.14]

Aroua Abbas, Switzerland

Establishment of Diagnostic Reference Levels for dental intraoral radiography in Greece [P.15]

Manousaridis Georgios, Greece

Preliminary Australian Diagnostic Reference Levels for Multi-Detector CT [P.16]

Wallace Anthony, Australia

Establishment of the Local Dose Reference Levels for Direct Digital Radiology protocols at the Nicosia General Hospital [P.17]

Christofides Stelios, Cyprus

Establishment of Local Dose Reference Levels for four CT protocols and size specific dose estimations at the Nicosia General Hospital [P.18]

Christofides Stelios, Cyprus

Pediatric Chest X-Ray Protocol optimization and establishment of Local Dose Reference Levels of different age groups at Arch. Makarios III pediatric hospital [P.19]

Christofides Stelios, Cyprus

Dosimetric considerations for combined chest-abdomen neonates’ radiographs [P.20]

Hatziioannou Konstantinos, Greece

Verification of radiation doses calculations during paediatric barium meal and cystourethrography examinations using PCXMC 2.0 and MCNP5 Monte Carlo codes [P.21]

Dimitriadis Anastasios, Greece

Pediatric nuclear medicine in the Netherlands - Dosages and state of affairs in 2010 [P.22]

De Waard Ischa, Netherlands

Examination frequency and population dose from nuclear medicine (NM) examinations in Norway in 2008 [P.23]

Unhjem Jan Frede, Norway

Evaluation of patient doses related to the nuclear medicine investigations in the period 2005-2009, in Hungary [P.24]

Pellet Sandor, Hungary

Statistical review of administered dose to PET/CT patients at “Evangelismos” General Hospital and evaluation of the concordance with the EANM guidelines [P.25]

Samartzis Alexandros, Greece

Radiophilia”: A Tragic Phenomenon in Diagnostic radiology [P.26]

Abdollahi Hamid, Iran

Recent technical advances and future perspectives concerning protection of Population and Biomedical Equipment against E/M Radiation Medical Exposure as described in relevant Industrial Property Documents [P.27]

Spyropoulos Basile, Greece

Variation of gene expression level arising from occupational exposures of medical radiation workers [P.28]

Bahreyni Toossi, Mohammad Taghi, Iran

Social programme

Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 17.40 – 19.30

New Acropolis Museum visit

The New Acropolis Museum visit and guided tour will be organized on Tuesday 24 April 2012.

The tour is kindly offered by GAEC.

The Museum is next to the “Acropolis” metro station.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 20.30 – 23.30

Dinner at the restaurant of the Royal Olympic Athens Hotel

The workshop dinner will take place on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at the roof-garden restaurant of the Royal Olympic Athens Hotel, located in the city centre. The location offers a remarkable view of the Acropolis and the Lycabettus hill, laying just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and the National Gardens.

If you are using metro line 3, get off at “Syntagma” Station. At “Syntagma” Station you switch lines in the direction of Ag. Dimitrios and get off at the first Station, the “Acropolis” Station. From the “Acropolis” Station the Hotel is 200m away, walking along Ath. Diakou Street.

Contact details:

Royal Olympic Athens Hotel

28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str.

Tel.: +30 210 9288400

Click on the following URL to see the map for the Acropolis area, where both social events will take place:,23.739266&spn=0.012754,0.027874


Scientific Committee

Ritva Bly (STUK, Finland), chair

Abbas Aroua (IRA, Switzerland)

Bernard Aubert (IRSN, France)

Anders Frank (SSM, Sweden)

Andreas Jahnen (CRP-Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)

Hannu Jarvinen (STUK, Finland)

Elke Nekolla (BfS, Germany)

Hilde Olerud (NRPA, Norway)

Renato Padovani (EFOMP, Italy)

Ferid Shannoun (UNSCEAR)

Paul Shrimpton (HPA, UK)

Georgi Simeonov (EC)

Paul Stoop (RIVM, the Netherlands)

Virginia Tsapaki (EFOMP, Greece)

Jenia Vassileva (NCRRP, Bulgaria)

Stavroula Vogiatzi (GAEC, Greece)

Local Organizing Committee (GAEC)

Stavroula Vogiatzi

Kyriaki Irodiadou

Ioannis Kaissas

Vasiliki Tafili

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