Els objectius estan relacionats amb l'estudi teòric i experimental de les radiacions ionitzants i en les seves aplicacions, especialment en l'àmbit de la salut. Hi ha 4 línies de treball: (i) física de radiacions; (ii) radiofísica mèdica; (iii) protecció radiològica; (iv) radioactivitat ambiental. Una part de l'activitat està enfocada a aspectes teòrics de la interacció de la radiació amb la matèria i al desenvolupament de programes avançats de simulació Monte Carlo del transport d'aquesta radiació. Una altra part utilitza instrumentació nuclear i eines de càlcul per abordar problemes diversos en els àmbits de la dosimetria, radioteràpia, anàlisi de materials, caracterització d'instruments (mèdics, industrials, etc.), anàlisi de radioactivitat en mostres ambientals i per determinar l'impacte de les esmentades radiacions sobre la salut humana.

Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Radon 

    Grossi, Claudia (2019-05-01)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    Radon isotopes (222Rn, 220Rn) are noble, naturally occurring radioactive gases. They originate from the alpha decay of radium isotopes (226Ra, 224Ra), which occur in most materials in the environment, i.e. soil, rocks, raw ...
  • Quality study of electret radon flux monitors by an “in situ” intercomparison campaign in Spain 

    Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Arnold, Delia (International Energy Agency, 2011)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Radon is nowadays used as a tracer for atmospheric transport model validation because of its physical and chemical characteristics. 222Rn source term characterization becomes necessary for more accurate validations into ...
  • 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 ...
  • Monte Carlo verification of the holder correction factors for the radiophotoluminescent glass dosimeter used by the IAEA in international dosimetry audits 

    Sempau Roma, Josep; Kazantsev, Pavel; Izewskac, Joanna; Brualla Barberá, Lorenzo (2021-06-01)
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    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO), has operated a postal dosimetry audit program for radiotherapy centers worldwide since 1969. In 2017 the IAEA introduced a ...
  • 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 ...
  • First estimation of CH4fluxes using the222Rn Tracer Method over the central Iberian Peninsula 

    Grossi, Claudia; Vogel, Felix; Morguí, Josep Anton; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Batet Torrell, Óscar; Nofuentes, Manel; Occhipinti, Paola; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Rodó, Xavier (WIT Press, 2014)
    Conference report
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    Emissions of CH4 over the central Iberian Peninsula have been estimated experimentally for the first time using the Radon Tracer Method (RTM), which uses the atmospheric noble radioactive gas 222Rn as an auxiliary tracer. ...

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