Mayak worker dosimetry system 2008 (MWDS-2008): Assessment of internal dose from measurement results of plutonium activity in urine

Victor V. Khokhryakov, Valentin F. Khokhryakov, Klara G. Suslova, Vadim V. Vostrotin, Vladimir E. Vvedensky, Alexandra B. Sokolova, Melinda P. Krahenbuhl, Alan Birchall, Scott C. Miller, Anatoly E. Schadilov, Alexander V. Ephimov

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Abstract

A new modification of the prior human lung compartment plutonium model, Doses-2005, has been described. The modified model was named "Mayak Worker Dosimetry System-2008" (MWDS-2008). In contrast to earlier models developed for workers at the Mayak Production Association (Mayak PA), the new model more correctly describes plutonium biokinetics and metabolism in pulmonary lymph nodes. The MWDS-2008 also provides two sets of doses estimates: one based on bioassay data and the other based on autopsy data, where available. The algorithm of internal dose calculation from autopsy data will be described in a separate paper. Results of comparative analyses of Doses-2005 and MWDS-2008 are provided. Perspectives on the further development of plutonium dosimetry are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-378
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Physics
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • dosimetry
  • internal dose
  • lungs, human
  • nuclear workers

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