Internal dosimetry: Towards harmonisation and coordination of research

M. A. Lopez*, George Etherington, C. M. Castellani, D. Franck, C. Hurtgen, James Marsh, D. Nosske, B. Breustedt, E. Blanchardon, A. Andrasi, Michael Bailey, I. Balashazy, P. Battisti, P. Bérard, A. Birchall, D. Broggio, C. Challeton-de-vathaire, R. Cruz-Suarez, H. Doerfel, A. GiussaniAlan Hodgson, V. Koukouliou, G. H. Kramer, B. Le Guen, A. Luciani, I. Malatova, A. Molokanov, M. Moraleda, M. Muikku, U. Oeh, Matthew Puncher, T. Rahola, N. Stradling, T. Vrba

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Abstract

The CONRAD Project is a Coordinated Network for Radiation Dosimetry funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme. The activities developed within CONRAD Work Package 5 ('Coordination of Research on Internal Dosimetry') have contributed to improve the harmonisation and reliability in the assessment of internal doses. The tasks carried out included a study of uncertainties and the refinement of the IDEAS Guidelines associated with the evaluation of doses after intakes of radionuclides. The implementation and quality assurance of new biokinetic models for dose assessment and the first attempt to develop a generic dosimetric model for DTPA therapy are important WP5 achievements. Applications of voxel phantoms and Monte Carlo simulations for the assessment of intakes from in vivo measurements were also considered. A Nuclear Emergency Monitoring Network (EUREMON) has been established for the interpretation of monitoring data after accidental or deliberate releases of radionuclides. Finally, WP5 group has worked on the update of the existing IDEAS bibliographic, internal contamination and case evaluation databases. A summary of CONRAD WP5 objectives and results is presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Funding Information:
The CONRAD Project is a Coordinated Network for Radiation Dosimetry funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme. The activities developed within CONRAD Work Package 5 (‘Coordination of Research on Internal Dosimetry’) have contributed to improve the harmonisation and reliability in the assessment of internal doses. The tasks carried out included a study of uncertainties and the refinement of the IDEAS Guidelines associated with the evaluation of doses after intakes of radionuclides. The implementation and quality assurance of new biokinetic models for dose assessment and the first attempt to develop a generic dosimetric model for DTPA therapy are important WP5 achievements. Applications of voxel phantoms and Monte Carlo simulations for the assessment of intakes from in vivo measurements were also considered. A Nuclear Emergency Monitoring Network (EUREMON) has been established for the interpretation of monitoring data after accidental or deliberate releases of radionuclides. Finally, WP5 group has worked on the update of the existing IDEAS bibliographic, internal contamination and case evaluation databases. A summary of CONRAD WP5 objectives and results is presented here.

Funding Information:
The Coordination Action CONRAD (Coordi nated Network for Radiation Dosimetry) has been funded by the European Commission (EC) within the 6th Framework Programme (2005–08) for research and training in nuclear energy (Contract No FI6R-012684). The objective of CONRAD is to generate a European Network in the field of Radiation Dosimetry, to promote both research activities and dissemination of knowledge.

Funding Information:
This work was financially supported by the European Commission, contract number FP6-12684.

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