Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratory Network
The IAEA/WHO Network of Secondary Standards Dosimetry Laboratories (SSDL Network) was established
in 1976 as a joint project between the IAEA and the World Health Organization (WHO).
At present, it includes 80 laboratories and six (6) SSDL national organizations
in 67 Member States,
of which over half are developing countries.
Recent activities of the IAEA towards the SSDL network
have not only been addressed to establish metrological institutions of high quality,
but also to emphasize
the support of the SSDLs to QA programmes for radiotherapy. This is accomplished not only by insuring
that the calibrations
of instruments provided by SSDLs are correct, but also by promoting the contribution
of SSDLs to perform dosimetry quality audits in therapy centres,
and if needed, to help perform calibrations
of radiotherapy equipment in hospitals.
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