Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2014. Vol. 59. No. 1. P. 43-49


A.R. Tukov, A.P. Birukov, I.L. Shafransky

Accounting for the Additional Components of Radiation Doses in Radiation-Epidemiological Studies of Persons Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

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.


Purpose: Estimation of the risk of cancer using doses of different types of radiation.

Material and methods: The study carried out with using the information from database of the NPP workers participated in recovery operations at the Chernobyl. For the risk calculation the dose of professional exposure and the dose received during operations in 30 km zone were used.

Results: It is shown that using only part of the total radiation dose in cancer risk estimation results into different inaccuracies.

Conclusion: For the correct cancer risk estimation the total radiation dose should be used only.

Key words: risk of cancer, dose of different types of irradiation, the total dose