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  • Feasibility study of computational occupational dosimetry: evaluating a proof-of-concept in an endovascular and interventional cardiology setting 

    O'Connor, Una; Walsh, Colin; Gorman, Dermot; O'Reilly, Geraldine; Martin, Zenia; Madhavan, Prakash; Murphy, Ross; Szirt, Richard; Almén, Anja; Andersson, Martin; Camp Brunés, Anna; García Balcaza, Víctor; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Abdelrahman, Mahmoud; Lombardo, Pasquale; Vanhavere, Filip (2022-10-05)
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    Individual monitoring of radiation workers is essential to ensure compliance with legal dose limits and to ensure that doses are As Low As Reasonably Achievable. However, large uncertainties still exist in personal dosimetry ...
  • Metrology for low-cost CO2 sensors applications: the case of a steady-state through-flow (SS-TF) chamber for CO2 fluxes observations 

    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Morguí, Josep-Anton; Kamnang, Armand; Cañas, Lidia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Grossi, Claudia (2022-05-09)
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    Soil CO2 emissions are one of the largest contributions to the global carbon cycle, and a full understanding of processes generating them and how climate change may modify them is needed and still uncertain. Thus, a dense ...
  • Low-level radon activity concentration—A metroRADON international intercomparison 

    Otáhal, Petr; Fialova, Eliska; Vosahlik, Josef; Wiedner, Hannah; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Michielsen, Nathalie; Turtiainen, Tuukka; Luca, Aurelian; Woloszczuk, Katarzyna; Beck, Thomas R. (2022-05-10)
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    An international comparison of continuous monitors measuring radon activity concentration was performed to validate the traceability of the European radon calibration facilities. It was carried out by comparing the secondary ...
  • Intercomparison of Radon Flux Monitors at Low and at High Radium Content Areas under Field Conditions 

    Rábago, Daniel; Quindós, Luis; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Sainz, Carlos; Radulescu, Ileana; Razvan Ioan, Mihail; Cardellini, Francesco; Capogni, Marco; Rizzo, Alessandro; Celaya, Santiago; Fuente, Ismael; Fuente, Marta; Grossi, Claudia; Rodríguez, Maria (2022-04-01)
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    Interlaboratory exercises are a good tool to compare the response of different systems to the same quantity and to identify possible inconsistencies between them. One of the main goals of the EMPIR 19ENV01 traceRadon project ...
  • Radon metrology for use in climate change observation and radiation protection at the environmental level 

    Röttger, Stefan; Röttger, Annette; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Karstens, Ute; Cinelli, Giorgia; Chung, Edward; Kikaj, Dafina; Rennick, Chris; Mertes, Florian; Radulescu, Ileana (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-03-10)
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    Radon (222Rn) gas is the largest source of public exposure to naturally occurring radioactivity and the identification of radon priority areas is required by the Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom. Radon is also used as a ...
  • Validation of organ dose calculations with PyMCGPU-IR in realistic interventional set-ups 

    Fernández Bosman, David; Von Barnekow, Ariel; Dabin, Jérémie; Malchair, Françoise; Vanhavere, Filip; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè (2022-01-01)
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    Introduction: Interventional radiology procedures are associated with high skin dose exposure. The 2013/59/ EURATOM Directive establishes that the equipment used for interventional radiology must have a device or a feature ...
  • Catalytic ammonia decomposition over Ni-Ru supported on CeO2 for hydrogen production: Effect of metal loading and kinetic analysis 

    Lucentini, Ilaria; García Colli, Germán; Luzi, Carlos Daniel; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Martínez, Osvaldo Miguel; Llorca Piqué, Jordi (Elsevier, 2021-06-05)
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    Ceria-supported Ni-Ru bimetallic catalysts with different metal loadings have been prepared by co-impregnation, characterized and tested in the production of hydrogen from the catalytic decomposition of ammonia. The ...
  • EUNADICS-AV early warning system dedicated to supporting aviation in the case of a crisis from natural airborne hazards and radionuclide clouds 

    Brenot, Hugues; Papagiannopoulos, Nikolaos; Mona, Lucia; Scollo, Simona; Arnold, Delia; Haefele, Alexander; Hervo, Maxime; Apituley, Arnoud; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Peuch, Vincent-Henri; Wotawa, Gerhard (2021-11-10)
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    The purpose of the EUNADICS-AV (European Natural Airborne Disaster Information and Coordination System for Aviation) prototype early warning system (EWS) is to develop the combined use of harmonised data products from ...
  • Fast Monte Carlo codes for occupational dosimetry in interventional radiology 

    García Balcaza, Víctor; Camp Brunés, Anna; Badal Soler, Andreu; Andersson, Martin; Almén, Anja; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2021-05)
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    Interventional radiology techniques cause radiation exposure both to patient and personnel. The radiation dose to the operator is usually measured with dosimeters located at specific points above or below the lead aprons. ...
  • Review of extremity dosimetry in nuclear medicine 

    Kollaard, Robert; Dabin, Jérémie; Covens, P; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Zorz, Alessandra; Cooke, Jennie; Crabbé, Melissa; Cunha, Lidia; Dowling, Anita; McNamara, Leanne (2021-12-01)
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    The exposure of the fingers is one of the major radiation protection concerns in nuclear medicine (NM). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the exposure, dosimetry and protection of the extremities in ...
  • EURADOS STRATEGIC RESEARCH AGENDA 2020: VISION FOR THE DOSIMETRY OF IONISING RADIATION 

    Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Ainsbury, Elizabeth A.; Alves, J.; Bottollier-Depois, Jean-Francois; Breustedt, Bastian; Caresana, Marco; Clairand, Isabelle; Fantuzzi, Elena; Fattibene, Paola; Gilvin, Phil; López Ponte, María Antonia; Olsovcová, Veronika; Rabus, H.; Ruehm, Werner; Silari, Marco; Stolarczyk, Liliana; Tanner, Richard; Vanhavere, Filip; Woda, Clemens (2021-05-31)
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    Since 2012, the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) has developed its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which contributes to the identification of future research needs in radiation dosimetry in Europe. Continued ...
  • Need for harmonisation of extremity dose monitoring in nuclear medicine: Results of a survey amongst national dose registries in Europe 

    Kyriakidou, Alexandra; Schlief, Jeroen; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Kollaard, Robert (2021-12-01)
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    Staff handling radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine (NM) may receive significant extremity doses. Over the last decade in particular there has been an increase in NM procedures and new radiopharmaceuticals have been ...

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