The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) research project Metrology for clinical implementation of dosimetry in molecular radiotherapy (MRTDosimetry) will improve patient outcomes by providing the measurement framework needed for the clinical implementation of dosimetry in MRT. It will ultimately help to improve treatment outcomes by better measuring and tailoring the radiation activity to individual patients, which in turn will encourage more widespread use of MRT and the development of new and improved radiopharmaceuticals.
The project builds on the results and outputs from the preceding EMRP JRP HLT11 MetroMRT, which took the first steps towards providing data, methods, protocols and guidance for MRT dosimetry in collaboration with many European MRT clinics as well as radiopharmaceutical companies and camera manufacturers. The focus of this follow-on project is “clinical implementation” and it is strongly directed by the involvement of leading MRT clinics across Europe as well as building on metrology expertise.
The ultimate aim of the project is to encourage and assist European MRT clinics, and those worldwide, to adopt dosimetry as a routine part of patient treatment. The project will also support compliance with the EC Directive 2013/59/EURATOM, and bring MRT into line with other radiotherapy modalities. The end result should be more effective, better targeted treatment, for the benefit of patients and the healthcare system.
The latest publishable summary of results from the project can be downloaded here.
For more information please visit the project website.