Individual Radiological Surveillance Programs
The dose delivered by internally deposited radionuclides in the body can most effectively and accurately be estimated using measurement data based on whole body counting and/or urinalysis. Three permanent whole body counting facilities have now been established in the Marshall Islands. The whole body counting systems are based on the Massic Chair design (refer to photo shown above). These facilities are providing essential data and information to help Marshall Islanders make more informed decisions about resettlement and to make certain the doses delivered to island residents from exposure to residual fallout contamination in the environment remain at or below applicable radiation protection guidelines.