Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2013. Vol. 58. No. 4. P. 42-47


V.Yu. Soloviev, A.V. Barabanova, A.Yu. Bushmanov, A.K. Guskova, L.A. Ilyin


Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.


The paper sums up the information on radiation incidents/accidents at the former USSR territory that related to the human exposure with significant clinical effects.

Within more than 60 years (since 1949), at least 356 such radiation incidents have happened at the former USSR territory, and there were 765 victims with clinically significant health effects. This exposed cohort includes 348 patients revealed acute radiation sickness (ARS) including cases aggravated by local radiation injuries (LRI). Isolated LRI were registered in 407 victims. Totally, 71cases of early (within first 3-4 months) radiation induced fatalities were observed.

Key words: radiation accident, medical consequences, acute radiation sickness, local radiation injuries, database


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For citation: Soloviev VYu, Barabanova AV, Bushmanov AYu, Guskova AK, Ilyin LA. Review of the Radiation Accidents Consequences in the Former USSR Territory (Burnasyan FMBC of FMBA of Russia Register Data). Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2013;58(4):42-7.

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