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Prevention of future incidents and investigational lines

Miguel J. Martín, José Zapatero, Mario López
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2011.06.004
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(4):153-161.

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Vol 16, No 4 (2011)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2011-07-01
Submitted:

Abstract

All radiation devices in use nowadays are subject to cause serious incidents and accidents, with potential risks in exposed population groups. These risks may have immediate or long term health implications. The detection of radioactive incidents is a procedure that should be systematized in economically developed societies. International organizations may provide support to other states in the event of a radioactive incident. Prevention, mitigation and treatment of the radiation effects are done by anticipating the moment of exposure and by establishing new efforts for investigation of radioprotective products.

In this article we will analyze the causes of radiological incidents, the means to detect them, and the current preventive and therapeutic procedures available, with special emphasis on new biodosimetry methods for triage and investigational radioprotective drugs. Finally, we will explore the most efficient measures, for future prevention.

Abstract

All radiation devices in use nowadays are subject to cause serious incidents and accidents, with potential risks in exposed population groups. These risks may have immediate or long term health implications. The detection of radioactive incidents is a procedure that should be systematized in economically developed societies. International organizations may provide support to other states in the event of a radioactive incident. Prevention, mitigation and treatment of the radiation effects are done by anticipating the moment of exposure and by establishing new efforts for investigation of radioprotective products.

In this article we will analyze the causes of radiological incidents, the means to detect them, and the current preventive and therapeutic procedures available, with special emphasis on new biodosimetry methods for triage and investigational radioprotective drugs. Finally, we will explore the most efficient measures, for future prevention.

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Keywords

Radioactive accident; Radiological incident; Biodosimeter; Radioprotection; Nuclear prevention

About this article
Title

Prevention of future incidents and investigational lines

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 16, No 4 (2011)

Pages

153-161

Published online

2011-07-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2011.06.004

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2011;16(4):153-161.

Keywords

Radioactive accident
Radiological incident
Biodosimeter
Radioprotection
Nuclear prevention

Authors

Miguel J. Martín
José Zapatero
Mario López

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