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Radiation Protection

The radiation protection research at the department is focusing on performing realistic absorbed dose and radiation risk assessments to both patients and staff working in hospitals.

Absorbed dose is assessed using measurements and computational methods and using different risk assessments methods. Risk assessment is to a great extent based on and performed for a healthy population and in some cases for workers only. Our work aims at performing more realistic assessment for different patient groups with different ages and life expectancies. This project is in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the American environmental protection agency (EPA).

The department is also currently involved in an EU funded radiation protection project “Personal Online DosImetry Using computational Methods” (PODIUM). PODIUM aims at improving occupational dosimetry by an innovative approach: the development of an online dosimetry application based on computer simulations, which will calculate individually the occupational doses, without the use of physical dosimeters. The PODIUM project is part of CONCERT European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research under Horizon 2020. Radiation protection group is leading the work in PODIUM for the assessment and validation of the online dosimetry application in hospitals.

INFORMATION

Project leader

Anja Almén, PhD
anja [dot] almen [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 40 33 12 35

Martin Andersson, PhD
martin [dot] andersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se