Canada's efforts in developing capabilities in radiological population monitoring

Chunsheng Li*, Ruth Wilkins, Xiongxin Dai, Baki Sadi, Raymond Ko, Gary H. Kramer

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Abstract

Population monitoring is an important component of radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and response. Since 2002, Canada has been investing in developing national capabilities in radiological population monitoring. This paper summarizes Canada's efforts in developing methods and techniques in biological dosimetry and in vivo and in vitro bioassay techniques. There are still many gaps to fill that require further efforts. Integration of different monitoring methods and techniques in order to have the best assessment of radiation dose to support medical management and integration of Canada's efforts with international efforts are recommended. Health Phys. 101(2):112-117; 2011

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Physics
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bioassay
  • dosimetry
  • internal
  • emergencies
  • radiological
  • radiological terrorism
  • PLASMA-MASS SPECTROMETER
  • EMERGENCY URINE BIOASSAY
  • BIOLOGICAL DOSIMETRY
  • RADIATION BIODOSIMETRY
  • REACTION CELL
  • SEPARATION
  • EXTRACTION
  • PLUTONIUM
  • CHROMATOGRAPHY
  • CYTOGENETICS

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