Computer Aided Dosimetry and Verification of Exposure to Radiation

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Authors
  1. Waller, E.
  2. Stodilka, R.Z.
  3. Leach, K.E.
  4. Prud'homme-Lalonde, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In the timeframe following the September 11th attacks on the United States, increased emphasis has been placed on Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) preparedness. Of prime importance is rapid field assessment of potential radiation exposure to Canadian Forces field personnel. This work set up a framework for generating an "expert" computer system for aiding and assisting field personnel in determining the extent of radiation insult to military personnel. Data was gathered by review of the available literature, discussions with medical and health physics personnel having hands-on experience dealing with radiation accident victims, and from experience of the principal investigator. Flow charts and generic data fusion algorithms were developed. Relationships between known exposure parameters, patient interview and history, clinical symptoms, clinical work-ups, physical dosimetry, biological dosimetry, and dose reconstruction as critical data indicators were investigated. The data obtained was examined in terms of information theory. A main goal was to determine how best to generate an adaptive model (i.e. more data becomes available, how is the prediction improved). TRUNCATED

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Keywords
Expert computer systems;Treatment advisor
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TR-2002-055 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2002
Number of Pages
84
DSTKIM No
CA021326
CANDIS No
518062
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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