BOOSTER: Development of a toolbox for triage of large groups of individuals exposed to radioactive material

Vincent Schoepff, István Almási, Khalil Amgarou, Frank Becker, Frédérick Carrel, Federico Carvajal, David C. Gaboriau, Mehdi Gmar, András Kelemen, András Kovács, Éva Kovács-Széles, Hermine Lemaire, Nabil Menaa, Dávid Mesterházy, Luc Morat, Ciaran G. Morrison, Israel Perez-Llopis, Wolfgang Raskob, Marie France Robbe, Sándor SzaboIsabelle Testard, Dmytro Trybushnyi, Nicolas Ugolin, Muriel Viau, Árpád Vincze

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Abstract

The effective management of an event involving the exposure of a large number of people to radioactive material requires a mechanism for fast triage of exposed people. BOOSTER is a project founded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme, addressing this requirement. It is a capability project designed to provide an integrated system which could easily be deployed and used. For this purpose, the BOOSTER consortium, relying on the expertise of seven members, researches and develops new approaches to allow an effective and fast management of most kind of nuclear threats. BOOSTER System was designed to help first responders mitigate the crisis by providing the necessary information to quickly assess the radiological situation, to support triage staff in performing an efficient and fast categorization of the potentially affected victims, and to give medical staff crucial information for further treatment at medium or long term post-accident.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6828780
Pages (from-to)2210-2216
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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Keywords

  • Biodosimetry
  • crisis management
  • nuclear accident
  • radioactive pollution
  • radiological attack
  • triage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Schoepff, V., Almási, I., Amgarou, K., Becker, F., Carrel, F., Carvajal, F., Gaboriau, D. C., Gmar, M., Kelemen, A., Kovács, A., Kovács-Széles, É., Lemaire, H., Menaa, N., Mesterházy, D., Morat, L., Morrison, C. G., Perez-Llopis, I., Raskob, W., Robbe, M. F., ... Vincze, Á. (2014). BOOSTER: Development of a toolbox for triage of large groups of individuals exposed to radioactive material. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 61(4), 2210-2216. [6828780]. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2014.2311475