Child and adult thyroid monitoring after a reactor accident (CAThyMARA): Technical recommendations and remaining gaps

David Broggio, Stéphane Baudé, Angelo Belchior, Volodymyr Berkovskyy, Y. Bonchuck, J. Dewoghélaëre, George Etherington, Pavel Fojtík, Didier Franck, José Maria Goméz-Ros, David Gregoratto, Jan Helebrant, Gilles Hériard Dubreuil, J. Hůlka, Anne Laure Lebacq, Mats Isaksson, András Kocsonya, I. Likhtarev, Pasquale Lombardo, Maria Antonia LopezI. Malatova, J. W. Marsh, Iani-Ocatvian Mitu, Octavia Monteiro Gil, Montse Moraleda, Juan Francisco Navarro-Amaro, Jakub Ośko, Annamária Pántya, Tamás Pázmándi, B. Perez, V. Pospisil, Gennadii Georgiiovych Ratia, Mirela Angela Saizu, Péter Szántó, Pedro Peixoto Teles, Katarzyna Tymińska, Filip Vanhavere, Pedro Vaz, Tomáš Vrba, Isabelle Vu, Mike Youngman, Péter Zagyvai

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Following a severe nuclear reactor accident large amounts of radioactive iodine are released in the atmosphere. Health consequences estimation for the affected population is based on the dose assessment which can be derived from in vivo measurements. Since the uptake of radioactive iodine increases the thyroid cancer risk of children it is of particular interest to dispose of technical recommendations on thyroid monitoring, particularly for children. This paper summarizes recommendations that have been issued by a group of European radiation protection specialists during the CAThyMARA project. It covers technical aspects such as the choice of instruments, the calibration process, the measurement preparedness, the dose assessment and communication issues. This paper also discusses remaining gaps and serves as an introduction to other papers of this special issue.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106069
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Measurements
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019
Event27th International Conference on Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements - University of Strasbourg Central Campus, Strasbourg
Duration: 28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

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