EMAN - European Medical ALARA Network
After successful conclusion of the The European Medical ALARA Network (EMAN) EC Tender project in October 2012, the three professional organisations involved – the European Society of Radiology (ESR), European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Federation of Organisations of Medical Physics (EFOMP) – decided to ensure sustainability of the collaboration and signed a letter of intent to continue the EMAN Network.
ALARA stands for As Low As Reasonably Achievable, which is a radiation safety principle for minimising radiation doses and releases of radioactive materials by employing all reasonable methods.
The three core partners are currently reaching out to the various stakeholders, including medical professional organisations, regulatory bodies, international organisations as well as industry, and are encouraging them to join the Network as stakeholders and observers.
Structure of the EMAN Network
Core Network Partners – Steering Committee
ESR, EFRS and EFOMP constitute the core partners and are the Steering Committee. Together they represent over 160,000 professionals working in the health sector.
The network is open to all relevant medical professions with an interest in improving medical radiation protection. These professional organisations are invited to join the Stakeholder Group and contribute to the activities of the Network.
Interaction with European and international organisations and bodies (such as the European Commission, the IAEA, HERCA and the WHO) is deemed important. These organisations are invited to take an advisory role in the Network as Observers.