Typical doses and dose rates in studies pertinent to radiation risk inference at low doses and low dose rates

Werner Rühm*, Tamara Azizova, Simon Bouffler, Harry M. Cullings, Bernd Grosche, Mark P. Little, Roy S. Shore, Linda Walsh, Gayle E. Woloschak

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Abstract

In order to quantify radiation risks at exposure scenarios relevant for radiation protection, often extrapolation of data obtained at high doses and high dose rates down to low doses and low dose rates is needed. Task Group TG91 on 'Radiation Risk Inference at Low-dose and Low-dose Rate Exposure for Radiological Protection Purposes' of the International Commission on Radiological Protection is currently reviewing the relevant cellular, animal and human studies that could be used for that purpose. This paper provides an overview of dose rates and doses typically used or present in those studies, and compares them with doses and dose rates typical of those received by the A-bomb survivors in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ii1-ii10
JournalJournal of Radiation Research
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2018.

Keywords

  • ionizing radiation
  • low dose rates
  • low doses
  • radiation risk

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