MEDical RAdiation Protection Education and Training

MEDRAPET logoMEDRAPET is aimed at providing an improved implementation of the Medical Exposure Directive provisions related to radiation protection, education and training of medical professionals in the European Union (EU) Member States.

In order to assure excellence in radiation protection and to implement programmes for optimisation in radiation protection in medicine, it is essential to approach education and training consistently with high-standard training programmes on a homogenous EU level. The project was composed of three major tasks.The outcomes and findings of a EU-wide study on radiation protection training and a European workshop formed the basis for a European Guidance document on radiation protection education and training of medical professionals. The working group that addresses the development of the European Guidance document was chaired by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP).

The professional organisations involved include the European Society of Radiology (ESR) as coordinator as well as the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), as well as the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), covering the main European stakeholders and professional groups with relevance to radiation protection training in the medical field.