• Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA


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CT Manufacturers Stakeholder Involvement
CT Manufacturers Stakeholder Involvement
HERCA started its dialogue with the CT manufacturers, professional and international organisations in 2010. Today, HERCA publishes the outcomes of this dialogue in a comprehensive report.

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Getting the right image for my patient
Getting the right image for my patient
HERCA launched a European communication campaign to promote the appropriate use of medical imaging. It stages a consultation situation between referrer and patient and sets out 7 key questions the referrer should ask when referring for an imaging examination. It highlights what is in the interest of the patient, along with some simple reflections and arguments that can be readily put forward during the consultation.

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Clinical Audit in medical radiological practices
Clinical Audit in medical radiological practices
HERCA publishes a paper on Clinical Audit in medical radiological practices in order to help the radiological community on how regulatory requirements for clinical audit should be met

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2nd HERCA Workshop on National Radon Action Plans
2nd HERCA Workshop on National Radon Action Plans
HERCA will organise a second workshop on Radon National Action Plans (14 -16 June 2022)

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HERCA Pre-workshop on National Radon Action Plans
An online pre-Workshop event has taken place on 23 March 2021

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HERCA report on Equipment
The work package (WP) Equipment was initiated to continue the communication links with HERCA’s main CT manufacturers begun through the WP CT Manufacturers Stakeholder Involvement.

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Further analysis of the 2018-HERCA questionnaire on HASS/sealed sources
Follow-up of the 2018 questionnaire on High-Activity Sealed Sources

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HERCA Position Paper on Proton Therapy
The "proton therapy" task force of the HERCA WGMA has elaborated a practical document on “Proton therapy licensing and inspection”.

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HERCA joints the IAEA position statement on recurrent radiological imaging procedures

HERCA endorses the joint position statement and call for action for strengthening radiation protection of patients undergoing recurrent radiological imaging procedures...

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HERCA-FEEVA statement regarding the principles of radiation protection during radiographic imaging at equine prepurchase examinations

HERCA-FEEVA statement

The Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities (HERCA) and the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA) endorse a joint statement regarding...

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HERCA statement on the work carried out on articles 78.2 and 63 of the BSS Directive 2013/59

HERCA - articles 78.2 & 63 of BSSD

HERCA statement on the work carried out by COCIR, EFOMP and ESTRO on articles 78.2 and 63 of the BSS Directive 2013/59...

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HERCA

HEADS OF THE EUROPEAN RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues. HERCA is working on topics generally covered by provisions of the EURATOM Treaty. The programme of work of HERCA is based on common interest in significant regulatory issues.

The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiological protection throughout Europe. In order to achieve this goal, the association will:

  • Build and maintain a European network of chief radiation protection regulatory authorities, with the definite wish to involve ALL such regulatory authorities, throughout Europe
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, avoiding unnecessary duplication of work and learning from one another’s best practices
  • Develop a common approach to radiation protection and the way it is transposed into regulation
  • Discuss and, where appropriate, express its consensus opinion on significant regulatory issues.

Participating Authorities

The Uniqueness of HERCA

Compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, HERCA is composed of the Heads of the Authorities, persons who either have decision capacity or can at least have a major influence on policy and decisions within their country.