Can EPR be Used for Rapid Biodosimetry Following a Large Population Exposure?
Although Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) has enjoyed wide success in reconstructing historical doses to calcified tissues, some recent results suggest that an unquantified and not fully characterized variable may still exist. Some evidence suggests this could be as simple as sample preparation techniques but this is not clear. This paper reviews the literature results and compares these to some new results indicating that despite EPR's clearly established ability to reconstruct historical doses, at least one or more important questions remain.
This abstract was presented at the 36th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response", Poster Session, 1/26/2003 - 1/29/2003, held in San Antonio, TX.