Management of Late Effects of Radiological Incidents

  • Asaf Kedar


Radiological incidents refer to any incident, accidental or intentional, with exposure to radioactive material.

Known events are the accidents at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine (1986) and the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan (2011) (Fig. 26.1). However, an accident at a medical or industrial installation, or transportation of radioactive material, can lead to exposure of radioactive material and radiation injuries.

An intentional exposure, such as detonation of a “dirty bomb” (also known as radiation dispersal device – RDD), may produce combined blast injuries and radiation exposure.


Radiation Radiological Dirty bomb Protective equipment Radiological Incidents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asaf Kedar
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  1. 1.Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care/BurnsMiamiUSA

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