Biological dosimetry in radiological protection: Recent developments

David Lloyd*

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    The use of chromosome dosimetry in radiological protection is briefly outlined and some recent advances in the method are discussed. These are the fluorescences plus Giemsa staining technique which permits an improved accuracy of analysis, methods for interpreting part-body exposures, the introduction of automated systems for analysis of aberrations, and the use of chromosome damage other than the dicentric. Currently there is no practical alternative to chromosomes for biological estimation of radiation overdoses. However, a number of non-cytogenetic indicators which have the potential for being developed as dosemeters are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number001
    Pages (from-to)5-11
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of the Society for Radiological Protection
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1984


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