ICRU 2007 Annual Meeting

The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) held its annual meeting 10-14 October 2007 in Florence, Italy. Dr. Paul DeLuca, ICRU Chairman, welcomed the ICRU's newest member to the meeting, Dr. Hideo Tatsuzaki from the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, Japan.

Of the three draft reports that were reviewed, two of the reports,Assessment of Image Quality in Mammography and Approaches to Specification of Low-Dose Exposure to Ionizing Radiation, were pre-reviewed at this meeting to provide guidance to the report committee to facilitate the completion of the reports. The draft report, Prescribing, Recording, and Reporting Conformal Photon Beam Therapy and IMRT was reviewed for final approval for publication. Three seminars were given to summarize the work of the report committees, and two additional seminars were given to support current and possible future work:

  • Molecular Imaging, presented by Soren Bentzen
  • Weighted Absorbed Dose, presented by Andre Wambersie

Several other established committees are working on reports:

  • ROC Analysis in Medical Imaging
  • Fundamental Quantities and Units for Ionizing Radiation (special issue in 2008)
  • Dosimetry Systems for Use in Radiation Processing Dosimetry
  • Quantitative Aspects of Bone Densitometry
  • Dose and Volume Specification for Intra-Cavitary Therapy in Gynecology
  • Doses from Cosmic-Ray Exposures of Aircrew
  • Image Quality and Patient Dose in Computed Tomography
  • Prescribing, Recording and Reporting Ion-Beam Radiotherapy (in collaboration with the IAEA)
  • Key Data for Measurement Standards in the Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation
  • Harmonization of Reporting Patient Dose in Diagnostic Procedures (in collaboration with UNSCEAR)
  • Absorbed Dose in Diagnostic Procedures
  • Dose Distributions in Normal Tissues Distant from the PTV in Radiation Therapy (in collaboration with the ICRP)

More information is posted on the ICRU web site: www.icru.org. Copies of the PowerPoint presentations from the meeting can be requested from the ICRU Secretariat: icru@icru.org.