The IMBA suite: Integrated modules for bioassay analysis

Alan Birchall*, N. S. Jarvis, M. S. Peace, A. E. Riddell, W. P. Battersby

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The increasing complexity of models representing the biokinetic behaviour of radionuclides in the body following intake poses problems for people who are required to implement these models. The problem is exacerbated by the current paucity of suitable software. In order to remedy this situation, a collaboration between British Nuclear Fuels, Westlakes Research Institute and the National Radiological Protection Board has started with the aim of producing a suite of models for estimating intakes and doses from bioassay measurements using the new ICRP models. Each module will have a single purpose (e.g. to calculate respiratory tract deposition) and will interface with other software using data files. The elements to be implemented initially are plutonium, uranium, caesium, iodine and tritium. It is intended to make the software available to other parties under terms yet to be decided. This paper describes the proposed suite of integrated modules for bioassay analysis, IMBA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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