Measurements of Clinically Significant Doses Using Non-Invasive In Vivo EPR Spectroscopy of Teeth In Situ
H. M. Swartz, A. Iwasaki, T. Walczak, P. Starewicz, D. A. Schauer
In its current state, the in vivo EPR dosimeter can provide estimates of absorbed dose of ± 25 cGy in the range of 100 - >1,000 cGy. This is expected to improve, with improvements in the resonator, the algorithm for calculating dose, and the uniformity of the magnetic field. In its current state of development, it probably is sufficient for most applications related to terrorism or nuclear warfare, for decision-making for action for individuals in regard to acute effects from exposure to ionizing radiation.
This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Biophysical and Biological Techniques for Retrospective Radiation Dosimetry Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.