Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2018 Dec 1;182(1):128-138. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncy137.


Biological dosimetry enables individual dose reconstruction in the case of unclear or inconsistent radiation exposure situations, especially when a direct measurement of ionizing radiation is not or is no longer possible. To be prepared for large-scale radiological incidents, networking between well-trained laboratories has been identified as a useful approach for provision of the fast and trustworthy dose assessments needed in such circumstances. To this end, various biodosimetry laboratories worldwide have joined forces and set up regional and/or nationwide networks either on a formal or informal basis. Many of these laboratories are also a part of global networks such as those organized by World Health Organization, International Atomic Energy Agency or Global Health Security Initiative. In the present report, biodosimetry networks from different parts of the world are presented, and the partners, activities and cooperation actions are detailed. Moreover, guidance for situational application of tools used for individual dosimetry is given.

MeSH terms

  • Disaster Planning / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • International Agencies
  • Radiation Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Radiation Monitoring / methods*
  • Radiation Protection / methods*
  • Radiation, Ionizing
  • Radioactive Hazard Release / prevention & control*
  • Radiometry / methods*