Accession Number : ADA433726
Title : Diagnostic Biodosimetry Response for Radiation Disasters: Current Research and Service Activities at AFRRI
Descriptive Note : Conference paper
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Prasanna, P. G. ; Muderhwa, J. M. ; Miller, A. C. ; Grace, M. B. ; Salter, C. A. ; Blakely, W. F.
Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD= ADA433726
Report Date : JUN 2004
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : This paper addresses the importance of diagnostic radiation dose assessment to help develop a treatment strategy within days of a catastrophe. The long-range goals of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) Biological Dosimetry Team are to develop validated radiation biodosimeters and to equip medical personnel with diagnostic information (clinical signs and symptoms, physical dosimetry, etc.) germane to the medical management of human radiation casualties. Our specific objectives are (a) to establish definitive, rapid, high-throughput clinical bioassays for radiation dose assessments, (b) to develop complementary triage-type radiation dose assessment bioassays, and (c) to transition the Biodosimetry Assessment Tool (BAT) software program to facilitate the collection, integration, and arching of biodosimetry data to support medical treatment decisions of radiation-exposed individuals.
Descriptors : *DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT , *DOSIMETRY , *RADIATION INJURIES , *CASUALTIES , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *DISASTERS , SOFTWARE TOOLS , BIOASSAY , TRIAGE , SYMPOSIA , DOSIMETERS
Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE