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  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • The 2019-2023 Strategic Plan of the Spanish Society of Radiological Protection (SEPR) 

    Carmena Servent, Pío; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Herranz Soler, Margarita; Macías Domínguez, María Teresa; Torres, Ricardo (2021-06-01)
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    The Spanish Society for Radiological Protection (SEPR) is a scientific and technical organization that aims to bring together all radioprotection professionals from all the sectors of activity where ionizing and non-ionizing ...
  • Personal dosimetry using monte-carlo simulations for occupational dose monitoring in interventional radiology: The results of a proof of concept in a clinical setting 

    Almén, Anja; Andersson, Martin; O'Connor, Una; Abdelrahman, Mahmoud; Camp Brunés, Anna; García Fernández, Víctor Gerardo; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Vanhavere, Filip (2021-10-01)
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    Exposure levels to staff in interventional radiology (IR) may be significant and appropriate assessment of radiation doses is needed. Issues regarding measurements using physical dosemeters in the clinical environment still ...
  • Recommendations for the use of active personal dosemeters (APDs) in interventional workplaces in hospitals 

    O'Connor, Una; Carinou, Eleftheria; Clairand, Isabelle; Ciraj Bjelac, Olivera; Ferrari, Paolo; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Sans Merce, Marta; Vanhavere, Filip (2021-07-01)
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    Occupational radiation doses from interventional procedures have the potential to be relatively high. The requirement to optimise these doses encourages the use of electronic or active personal dosimeters (APDs) which are ...

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