EURADOS-Ideas guidelines (Version 2) for the estimation of committed doses from incorporation monitoring data

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


  • Carlo-Maria Castellani
  • J. W. Marsh
  • Christian Hurtgen
  • Eric Blanchardon
  • Philippe Bérard
  • Augusto Giussani
  • Maria Antonia Lopez

Institutes & Expert groups

  • ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies
  • PHE - Public Health England
  • IRSN - Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety - Institut Radioprotection Sûreté Nucléaire
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • HMGU - Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health
  • CIEMAT - Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas

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Dose assessment after intakes of radionuclides requires application of biokinetic and dosimetric models and assumptions about factors influencing the final result. In 2006, a document giving guidance for such assessment was published, commonly referred to as the IDEAS Guidelines. Following its publication, a working group within the European networks CONRAD and EURADOS was established to improve and update the IDEAS Guidelines. This work resulted in Version 2 of the IDEAS Guidelines, which was published in 2013 in the form of a EURADOS report. The general structure of the original document was maintained; however, new procedures were included, e.g. the direct dose assessment method for 3H or special procedure for wound cases applying the NCRP wound model. In addition, information was updated and expanded, e.g. data on dietary excretion of U, Th, Ra and Po for urine and faeces or typical and achievable values for detection limits for different bioassay measurement techniques.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016


  • EURADOS, Radionuclides

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