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Potential Impact of Radiation Biology in Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine and Corresponding Regulatory Issues

  • Michel H. Bourguignon
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Radiation biology has paved the way to radiation therapy. Modern immunofluorescence techniques are completely transforming radiation biology: individual radiosensitivity is a factor to be taken into account. There is still a gap between abnormalities of DNA lesions signalization and repair pathways and cancer. Better dosimetry is needed for radionuclide therapy. No major changes in radiation protection regulations to be seen in the coming years

Keywords

Radiation Protection Bystander Effect Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome Radiation Biology Collective Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine of Western ParisUniversity of Versailles—Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Commissioner, The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN)Paris Cedex 12France

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