For the call “Action grants for a project on the quality and safety of radiation technology in diagnosis and treatment of cancer” (EU4H-PJ-2021-03), the project proposal i-Violin has been invited to grant preparation!
The objectives of i-Violin satisfy the clearly identified need to optimise, harmonise and adopt oncological imaging procedures in Europe. The current disparities in oncological imaging procedures in Europe are evident from several projects and surveys conducted by the EuroSafe Imaging campaign.
i-Violin aims to disseminate the image quality assessment tool developed in MEDIRAD for chest CT in hospitals throughout Europe and adjust it for imaging procedures in the abdominal and pelvic regions. The outcomes of available commercial software for evaluating patient-specific dose indicators will be cross-validated against more sophisticated dose-evaluation tools for determining organ doses dependent on patient parameters and image settings as developed for chest CT.
Image-quality assessment and dose evaluation can allow patient- and indication-specific optimisation with respect to patient radiation protection. Adoption will be fostered through dissemination of i-Violin’s deliverables among hospitals, policy makers, societies and other stakeholders and implementation of a targeted education and training programme.
Updates will follow once the project has started.