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Project ID: FIKR-CT-2001-00160
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-EAECTP C
Paese: Belgium

IDEAS database

As part of the IDEAS project to develop General Guidelines for the Assessment of Internal Dose from Monitoring data, three databases were compiled. The IDEAS Bibliography database contains references dealing with problems related to cases of internal contamination. The IDEAS Internal Contamination Database now contains more than 200 cases of internal contamination. In the near future, the IDEAS Internal Contamination database will be made available to the internal dosimetry community.

The database has several potential applications, including:
training, testing biokinetic models, testing software for calculating intakes and doses from bioassay data, comparison of data from a new accidental intake with that from previous exposures to similar materials. The database is by no means complete, and this is also an appeal for internal contamination cases to extend and update it.

In WP3 many case studies were evaluated (assessed) by the contractors using standard software. The evaluations were collated, and the IDEAS Evaluation of Cases Database (ElavDB) was set up. The EvalDB contains a summary of information for 95 evaluations on 52 cases (17 radioisotopes) and can link to the IDEAS Internal Contamination Database, where the original monitoring data can be found. With the EvalDB it is possible to:
-View a summary of information on each evaluation including hypotheses and results.
-Select case evaluations on the basis of the radioisotope, the case number used in the IDEAS Internal Contamination Database, or the assessor.
-Compare different evaluations on the same case scenario.
-Select evaluations on the basis of evaluated committed effective dose (4 categories).

From the database it is also possible to open the text file describing the evaluation where detailed information on each assessor's approach, assumed hypotheses and parameters can be found. In the near future the IDEAS EvalDB will be made available to the internal dosimetry community. The database has potential application in training on internal dose assessment and on methodologies to be applied in complex internal contamination cases.

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