IDEAS internal contamination database: a compilation of published internal contamination cases. A tool for the internal dosimetry community

Christian Hurtgen, A. Andrasi, M. Bailey, E. Blanchardon, V. Berkovski, C.-M. Castellani, H. Doerfel, J.-R. Jourdain, B. LeGuen, I. Malatova, J. Marsh, M. Puncher, Freddy Verrezen

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    In the scope of the IDEAS project to develop General Guidelines for the Assessment of Internal Dose from Monitoring data, two databases were compiled. The IDEAS Bibliography database contains references dealing with problems related to cases of internal contamination. The IDEAS Internal Contamination Database now contains more than 200 cases of internal contamination. In the near future, the IDEAS Internal Contamination database will be made available to the internal dosimetry community. The database has several potential applications, including: training, testing biokinetic models, testing software for calculating intakes and doses from bioassay data, comparison of data from a new accidental intake with that from previous exposures to similar materials. The database is by no means complete, and this presentation is also an appeal for internal contamination cases to extend and update it.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)520-522
    JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
    Issue number1-4
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2007

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