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Title: (Biological dosimetry)

The traveler attended the 1st International Conference on Biological Dosimetry in Madrid, Spain. This conference was organized to provide information to a general audience of biologists, physicists, radiotherapists, industrial hygiene personnel and individuals from related fields on the current ability of cytogenetic analysis to provide estimates of radiation dose in cases of occupational or environmental exposure. There is a growing interest in Spain in biological dosimetry because of the increased use of radiation sources for medical and occupational uses, and with this the anticipated and actual increase in numbers of overexposure. The traveler delivered the introductory lecture on Biological Dosimetry: Mechanistic Concepts'' that was intended to provide a framework by which the more applied lectures could be interpreted in a mechanistic way. A second component of the trip was to provide advice with regard to several recent cases of overexposure that had been or were being assessed by the Radiopathology and Radiotherapy Department of the Hospital General Gregorio Maranon'' in Madrid. The traveler had provided information on several of these, and had analyzed cells from some exposed or purportedly exposed individuals. The members of the biological dosimetry group were referred to individuals at REACTS at Oak Ridge Associated Universities formore » advice on follow-up treatment.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6315904
Report Number(s):
ORNL/FTR-3845
ON: DE91006018
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/ER
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DOSIMETRY; MEETINGS; MAN; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; PERSONNEL; LET; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOBIOLOGY; RADIOTHERAPY; SPAIN; TRAVEL; ANIMALS; BIOLOGY; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DOSES; ENERGY TRANSFER; EUROPE; MAMMALS; MEDICINE; PRIMATES; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; VERTEBRATES; WESTERN EUROPE 560151* -- Radiation Effects on Animals-- Man; 550603 -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Therapy-- (1980-)