Technical Committee for Ionising Radiation

The Technical Committee for Ionising Radiation (TC-IR) is concerned with the metrology of ionising radiation related to medical, industrial, environmental, scientific and radiation protection applications. According to the type and nature of ionising particles and quantities required to measure, radiation dosimetry and radionuclide-/neutron measurements are the main subfields. 
 
The fundamental SI quantities and units are the

  • Particle Fluence, Ф (m-2)
  • Activity, (s-1) special name is becquerel (Bq)
  • Kerma , K, (J/kg) special name is gray (Gy)
  • Absorbed Dose , D, (J/kg) special name is gray (Gy)
  • Dose Equivalent, H, (J/kg) special name is sievert (Sv)

TC Chair

Jacco de Pooter, VSL (Netherlands)

TC-IR News

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EMPIR project assesses European facilities for calibrating radon detectors
15-11-22
Work by an EMPIR project to improve radon monitoring has completed an assessment of 15 radon calibration facilities in Europe
EMPIR project to support emerging radiotherapy techniques using MR imaging
02-11-22
Work by EMPIR project helps to optimise radiation detector for use in MR guided radiotherapy treatments
EMPIR project contributes to an international guide for radiotherapy
18-10-22
A project from an EMPIR normative call has helped revise a guide for the safe calibration of radiotherapy equipment used in cancer treatment