DOSEO develops technologies to make the use of ionizing radiation for medical purposes safer and to improve exposure monitoring. The platform has the necessary equipment to measure doses in conditions as close as possible to those encountered in clinical settings and to support the development of optimized hardware and software.
DOSEO, located in Paris-Saclay, is the only technology research facility of its kind in Europe. It was created to optimize and control the risks of ionizing radiation use in medical and industrial settings. Clinicians, equipment manufacturers, academic research scientists, and regulatory authorities can access DOSEO’s reference beams and a fleet of equipment representative of the installed base of equipment currently in use. They can also work with DOSEO’s ionizing radiation dose metrology, simulation, calculation, and optimization experts. DOSEO was created in 2014 with LNE (French national laboratory for metrology and testing) and INCa (French National Cancer Institute).
including €8 million in equipment purchases
DOSEO provides clinicians, equipment manufacturers, academic research scientists, and regulatory authorities with access to equipment representative of that used in the field:
The facility offers a variety of services and partnerships:
Research at DOSEO is conducted in partnership with medical physicists, equipment manufacturers, academic research labs, and regulatory authorities, who all enjoy access to the facility’s equipment.
The topics addressed include the calculation of new dosimetric quantities and the development of measurement instruments. DOSEO also develops Monte Carlo simulation codes and variance reduction methods to calculate doses under a variety of irradiation conditions.
Finally, DOSEO can also model the activation levels of medical equipment like medical accelerators and cyclotrons at the end of their useful lifetime to improve the management of waste generated during decommissioning.
LNE is France’s national testing and measurement lab and the coordinator of the country’s metrology network. It has entrusted CEA-List and its Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (LNHB) with its ionizing radiation metrology activities. Whether it is for medical purposes or in industry, the use of ionizing radiation is constantly changing as new internal and external radiation therapy techniques, ionizing radiation sources, and detectors are developed and the regulatory landscape evolves. In this fast-paced environment, LNHB develops appropriate metrological references to evaluate the doses received.
DOSEO provides us with exactly what we need: access to the latest generation of medical accelerators for radiation therapy so that we can do international comparisons, calibrate certain national labs’ reference dosimeters, and conduct ionizing radiation metrology R&D projects.
RT3C, a company that provides commissioning, consulting, and computing services to radiotherapy departments, has licensed a software application developed by CEA-List to optimize treatment plans. The software helps medical physicists complete quality controls on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment plans. It leverages a statistical learning algorithm trained on treatment plans to predict the complexity of the quality controls needed.
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