Population monitoring is an important component of radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and response. Since 2002, Canada has been investing in developing national capabilities in radiological population monitoring. This paper summarizes Canada's efforts in developing methods and techniques in biological dosimetry and in vivo and in vitro bioassay techniques. There are still many gaps to fill that require further efforts. Integration of different monitoring methods and techniques in order to have the best assessment of radiation dose to support medical management and integration of Canada's efforts with international efforts are recommended.

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Keywords bioassay, dosimetry, internal, emergencies, radiological, radiological terrorism
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1097/HP.0b013e318213a719
Journal Health Physics
Citation
Li, C. (Chunsheng), Wilkins, R.C, Dai, X. (Xiongxin), Sadi, B. (Baki), Ko, R. (Raymond), & Kramer, G.H. (Gary H.). (2011). Canada's efforts in developing capabilities in radiological population monitoring. Health Physics, 101(2), 112–117. doi:10.1097/HP.0b013e318213a719