Module 104 Internal Dose Control
i. Bioassay Monitoring
Bioassay monitoring, or measuring the
amount of radioactivity inside the
body, can also be a way of determining
if there has been a loss of control of
uranium contamination. For example,
if a person who works in an area with a
relatively low airborne radioactivity
concentration and shows an intake
consistent with a higher airborne
radioactivity concentration, there may
have been a previously undetected loss
of airborne contamination control.
Routine bioassay monitoring will assist
in making these determinations.