Biological and Physical Dosimetry after a Radiation Accident


AFTER a radiation accident in July 1969 we had the opportunity of comparing radiation dose estimates made by biological and physical methods. The biological method involved counting chromosome aberrations in cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes, and the physical method was based on a reconstruction of the accident. For the conditions of this accident a reasonable agreement was obtained between the two methods, which adds to the growing confidence in the use of chromosome aberration counting for dose assessment in radiation accidents.


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DOLPHIN, G., BOLTON, D., HUMPHREYS, D. et al. Biological and Physical Dosimetry after a Radiation Accident. Nature 227, 165 (1970).

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