IAEA regional intercomparison of in vivo measurements of 131I in the thyroid: the Latin American and Caribbean experience
Authors: Dantas, B. M.; Dantas, A. L. A.; Santos, D. S.; Cruz-Surez, R.
Source: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 144, Numbers 1-4, 9 March 2011 , pp. 291-294(4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:An in vivo intercomparison exercise, organised in the scope of the IAEA Regional Latin American (RLA) Project 9066, was carried out in 2009 aimed to harmonise measurement procedures on the measurement of 131I in the thyroid among Latin American and Caribbean countries. The exercise consisted in the measurement of an anthropomorphic thyroid phantom spiked with a certified source of 133Ba. The phantom was supplied by the in vivo Monitoring Laboratory of Institute for Radiation Protection and Dosimetry (IRD) to 17 Institutions from 12 countries of the regions. Among these, 13 Institutions from 10 countries returned their measurement results as well as a standard report form containing detailed information about their respective counting facilities. All participants reported activities within an acceptable range, considering American National Standard Institute (ANSI) limits. Uncertainties varied from 0.04 to 12.9 . Although results show that the general performance was acceptable in terms of accuracy, the need for additional action towards the standardisation of uncertainty estimation in this type of measurement in the region should be highlighted.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-03-09
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