Dosimetry in Accidental Radiation Exposure

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Radiation emergencies have the potential to affect a broad range of the population. Some people may be involved as a result of undertaking radiation work such as nuclear plant workers, radiation production and transportation staff, hospital workers or emergency workers. Others may be affected as the result of undergoing patient procedures, or individuals may be affected as innocent members of the general public who have had the misfortune to be affected by an accidental or deliberate incident. This chapter describes the methods used for radiation dosimetry and reviews some of the previous accidents and deliberately caused incidents that have resulted in significant radiation exposure to individuals.


Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Optically Stimulate Luminescence Radioactive Material Minimum Detect Activity Dicentric Chromosome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics, Medical SchoolUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Radiation Health Research InstituteSeoulkorea

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