Whole-body counter survey results 4 months after the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP accident in Minamisoma City, Fukushima

  title={Whole-body counter survey results 4 months after the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP accident in Minamisoma City, Fukushima},
  author={Ryugo Hayano and Yuni N. Watanabe and Shuhei Nomura and Tsuyoshi Nemoto and Masaharu Tsubokura and Tatsuo Hanai and Yuki Kumemoto and Satoshi Kowata and Tomoyoshi Oikawa and Yukio Kanazawa},
  journal={Journal of Radiological Protection},
  pages={787 - 799}
Using the first WBC unit installed in Fukushima Prefecture after the accident, the radiocesium body burdens of 566 high-risk residents of Minamisoma city were measured in July 2011 at the Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital. The analysis of the data was challenging because this chair-type, WBC unit, did not have sufficient shielding against background gamma rays and methods had to be developed to reliably compensate for the body-attenuated background radiation. Fortunately, data for repeated… 

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