Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2014. Vol. 59. No. 1. P. 5-19


A.N. Koterov

History of the Conception of Genomic Instability at Low Dose of Radiation. The Scientific Point, Probably, is Put

Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1. Why the problem of genomic instability is important for radiation epidemiology and radiation safety?

2. Paradox of past years: the statement on radiation-induced genomic instability (RIGI) at low dose radiation dominates in the scientific reviews and forums, but not in experimental works.

3. The author’s publications on RIGI at low dose radiation and their primary consequences:

3.1. International» consequences.

3.2. "Russian" consequences.

4. Interpretation of RIGI phenomenon in documents of the International organizations of 2000th.

5. Likely end of the myth about RIGI at low dose radiation with low LET (2012).

6. Conclusion.

Key words: radiation-induced genomic instability, low dose radiation, low LET radiation