ABSTRACT

Technology Assessment and Roadmap for the Emergency Radiation Dose Assessment Program   [open pdf - 10MB]

A Joint Interagency Working Group (JIWG) under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Research and Development conducted a technology assessment of emergency radiological dose assessment capabilities as part of the overall need for rapid emergency medical response in the event of a radiological terrorist event in the United States. The specific goals of this Technology Assessment and Roadmap were to: Describe the general context for deployment of emergency radiation dose assessment tools following terrorist use of a radiological or nuclear device; Assess current and emerging dose assessment technologies; Put forward a consensus high-level technology roadmap for interagency research and development in this area. This document also presents detailed supporting discussion on the nature of the threats considered, the status of technology today, promising emerging technologies and references for further reading.

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2005-06
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Public Domain
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Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute: http://www.afrri.usuhs.mil/
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pdf
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