Biological Dosimetry of Absorbed Radiation Dose: Considerations of Low-Level Radiations

  • M. S. Sasaki
  • Y. Ejima
  • S. Saigusa


Chromosome aberration analysis in peripheral blood lymphocytes provides a valuable means for dose assessment in persons exposed to ionizing radiation. To date, several methods have been proposed for the chromosome-based dose assessment (IAEA 1986). However, in spite of the growing importance in the risk assessment, the dose-yield kinetics of chromosome aberrations and their implications for dose assessment are not well established in exposures to low-level radiation.


International Atomic Energy Agency Chromosome Aberration Fluence Rate Relative Biological Effectiveness Fission Neutron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Sasaki
  • Y. Ejima
  • S. Saigusa
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Biology CenterKyoto UniversityYoshida-Konoecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606Japan

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