Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics (DMRP)
The Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics (DMRP) section is responsible for the quality assurance (QA) aspects of the use of radiation in medicine to ensure safety and effectiveness, and deals with the science and technology involved in this area. The accurate measurement of radiation dose (dosimetry) is important in various applications such as radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection.
By providing dosimetry calibration services to Member States through the network of Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDLs) the Agency establishes a link to the international measurement system. Dosimetry verification services are also provided both for SSDLs and for end-user institutions engaged in radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology and radiation protection. The primary beneficiaries of these activities are hospital patients undergoing medical procedures involving radiation, and radiation workers and the general public that benefit by improved dosimetry practices.