Programme Nuclear Waste Management, Safety and Radiation Research

Radiation Protection

Computer simulation, a tool in radiation protection

Radiation protection research at the KIT deals with radionuclides in the environment, their transport in food chains to and in individuals, and radiation exposure resulting from the use of radionuclides in medicine. The focus of attention is on persons and their individual anatomical and physiological characteristics. The scientists develop processes to determine radiation exposures of persons affected, and recommend measures of radiation protection.
KIT has extensive detector and evaluation systems to measure radionuclides in the environment, and to determine radiation exposures in photon, neutron, and beta radiation fields. A specialized in-vivo counting laboratory is equipped with a whole body counter and a number of partial body counters for the detection of radionuclides in the human body.