Technology Assessment and Roadmap for the Emergency Radiation Dose Assessment Program (ERDAP)
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA
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A Joint Interagency Working Group JIWG under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Research and Development conducted a technology assessment of emergency radiological dose assessment capabilities as part of the overall need for rapid emergency medical response in the event of a radiological terrorist event in the United States. The goal of the evaluation is to identify gaps and recommend general research and development needs to better prepare the Country for mitigating the effects of such an event. Given the capabilities and roles for responding to a radiological event extend across many agencies, a consensus of gaps and suggested development plans was a major goal of this evaluation and road-mapping effort. The working group consisted of experts representing the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of Energys National Laboratories see appendix A for participants. The specific goals of this Technology Assessment and Roadmap were to 1 Describe the general context for deployment of emergency radiation dose assessment tools following terrorist use of a radiological or nuclear device 2 Assess current and emerging dose assessment technologies 3 Put forward a consensus high-level technology roadmap for interagency research and development in this area.
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