A new approach for harmonisation of internal dosimetry: The IDEAS Guidelines
In recent years there have been many developments in modelling the behaviour of radionuclides in the human body. The current generation of models is designed to be more 'realistic' than the previous generation of simple compartment models. The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) uses these models to produce dose coefficients and recognises that there is a need to give more guidance on how these models can be used to interpret bioassay data. A working party has been set up to address the issue. This paper describes some of the problems, some approaches to solving the problems and the progress of the ICRP working party.