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Task Group No. 282 - Development of a new universal breast dosimetry method (TG282)

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To develop and disseminate a new model and corresponding methodology to estimate the breast average glandular dose (AGD) from x-ray based image acquisitions including standard mammography, contrast-enhanced mammography, and breast tomosynthesis. The developed method will include the definitions of a reference air kerma measurement procedure, reference breast representations, and conversion factors to estimate the AGD from the reference measurements. Recommendations regarding the use and limitations of different  metrics such as reference model AGD and patient model AGD will be included. Since it is envisioned that this single new model and method will replace the current disparate methods used in the USA, Europe and the rest of the world, this group will be an official task group of the AAPM and a working group of EFOMP, and will seek the endorsement of its final report by other international societies and agencies, such as the ICRU, IAEA, IEC, etc.

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Approved Date(s):4/14/2016 - 12/31/2022
Reviewable Draft Deadline:
Committee Keywords: TG282

Ioannis Sechopoulos
Task Group Chair

2022 Roster

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 7 voting members.

up-to-dateJohn M. Boone, PhD

4/4/2016 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateDavid R. Dance, PhD

4/14/2016 - 12/31/2022 Task Group Vice Chair

up-to-dateStephen J. Glick, PhD

7/6/2017 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateAndrew M. Hernandez, PhD

1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateKatie W. Hulme, MS

11/7/2018 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateIoannis Sechopoulos, PhD

4/14/2016 - 12/31/2022 Task Group Chair

up-to-dateJ. Anthony Seibert, PhD

8/1/2018 - 12/31/2022 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 8 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateMarco Caballo

1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateOliver Diaz, PhD

5/14/2018 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateChristian Fedon

11/27/2016 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateMelissa L. Hill, PhD

1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateRenata Longo

10/27/2016 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateCarolina Rabin

2/14/2020 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateWendelien Sanderink, PhD

11/10/2022 - 12/31/2023 Consultant (nonvoting)

up-to-dateRuben Van Engen

4/14/2016 - 12/31/2022 Consultant (nonvoting)
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