International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU)

Commission internationale des unités et des mesures de radiation

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URL: http://www.icru.org/

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Founded

1925 London UK

History

1925, London (UK), under the auspices of S-XS0014 - International Congress of Radiology (ICR), as International X-Ray Unit Committee. Name changed to: International Committee on Radiological Units, 1931, Paris (France); International Commission on Radiological Units, 1950, London; International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements 1956, Geneva (Switzerland). Present name adopted 1965, Rome (Italy). Structure modified: 1962, Montreux, to permit establishment of Planning Boards and Task Groups; and 1969, Hakone, to permit establishment of Report Committees working in various Technical Areas. An international commission of B-XB2566 - International Society of Radiology (ISR).

Aims

Develop a common framework of scientific concepts based on international consensus on matters related to assessing safe and effective use of radiation; assist uniformity in reporting by developing internationally acceptable recommendations regarding quantities and units of radiation and radioactivity, procedures suitable for measuring and applying these quantities in clinical radiology, and physical data needed in applying these procedures; formulate recommendations on radiation quantities, units and measurement in the field of radiation protection.

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Structure

Commission comprises Chairman and not more than 15 members, including Vice-Chairman and Secretary. Executive Secretary; Executive for Development; Honorary Chairmen; Principal Scientific Counsellor; 2 Senior Advisors. Commission selects Consultants for Technical Areas and members of Report Committees. Meetings closed.

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UIA Org ID

XC1567

Last News

2018

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