Maia Avtandilashvili
Assistant Professor, USTUR 509-946-6870 SUITE 201 Richland

Education

PhD in Applied Physics, Idaho State University

Master of Sciences in Physics, I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Rep. of Georgia)

Membership

Health Physics Society

European Radiation Dosimetry Group WG-7 on Internal Dosimetry

Honors and Awards

Health Physics Society Burton J. Moyer Fellowship

International Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship

Selected Publications

Dumit S, Avtandilashvili M, McComish SL, Strom DJ, Tabatadze G, Tolmachev SY. Validation of a system of models for plutonium decorporation therapy. Radiation and Environmental Biophysics 58: 227-235; 2019.

Avtandilashvili M, Tolmachev SY. Modeling skeleton weight of an adult Caucasian man. Health Physics 117: 149-155; 2019.

Dumit S, Avtandilashvili M, Strom DJ, McComish SL, Tabatadze G, Tolmachev SY. Improved modeling of Plutonium-DTPA decorporation. Radiation Research 191: 201-210; 2019.

Tolmachev SY, Avtandilashvili M, Kathren RL. Estimation of total skeletal content of plutonium and 241Am from analysis of a single bone. Health Physics 117: 202-210; 2019.

Breustedt B, Avtandilashvili M, McComish SL, Tolmachev SY. USTUR Case 0846: Modeling americium biokinetics after intensive decorporation therapy. Health Physics 117(2): 168-178; 2019.

Dumit S, Avtandilashvili M, Tolmachev SY. Evaluating plutonium intake and radiation dose following extensive chelation treatment. Health Physics 117: 156-167; 2019.

Avtandilashvili M, Dumit S, Tolmachev SY. USTUR Whole-Body Case 0212: 17-year follow-up of plutonium contaminated wound. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 178: 160-169; 2018.

Tolmachev SY, Nielsen CE, Avtandilashvili M, Puncher M, Martinez F, Thomas EM, Miller FL, Morgan WF, Birchall A. The Mayak Worker Dosimetry System (MWDS-2013): Soluble plutonium retention in the lungs of an occupationally exposed USTUR case. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 176: 45-49; 2017.

Avtandilashvili M, Puncher M, McComish SL, Tolmachev SY. US Transuranium and Uranium Registries case study on accidental exposure to uranium hexafluoride. Journal of Radiological Protection 35: 129-151; 2015.

Avtandilashvili M, Brey R, Birchall A. Application of Bayesian inference to the bioassay data from long-term follow-up of two refractory PuO2 inhalation cases. Health Physics 104: 394-404; 2013.

Avtandilashvili M, Brey R, James AC. Maximum likelihood analysis of bioassay data from long-term follow-up of two refractory PuO2 inhalation cases. Health Physics 103: 70-79; 2012.

Pagava S, Rusetski V, Robakidze Z, Farfan EB, Dunker RE, Popp JL, Avtandilashvili M, Wells DP, Donelly EH. Initial investigation of 222Rn in the Tbilisi urban environment. Health Physics 95: 761-765; 2008.

Avtandilashvili M, Baratashvili D, Mazmanidi N, Pagava S, Robakidze Z, Rusetski V, Togonidze G. Monitoring of the radioecological situation in marine and coastal environment of Georgia. In: Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian Region. NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Dordrecht/Boston/London; 41: 5-12; 2005.

Avtandilashvili M, Pagava S, Robakidze Z, Rusetski V, Togonidze G. The professional–oriented regional radioecological collaboration of Southern Caucasian states. In: Radiation Safety Problems in the Caspian Region. NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Dordrecht/Boston/London; 41: 225-229; 2005.

Selected Presentations

Macrodistribution of plutonium among dosimetric compartments of the human respiratory tract. 64th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Orlando, FL, July 7 – 11, 2019.

The United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries: Fifty-year history of actinide biokinetics research. 12th International Conference on Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, October 8 – 11, 2018 (invited).

Biokinetics of soluble plutonium after wound injury treated with Ca-DTPA. 12th International Conference on Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, October 8 – 11, 2018.

USTUR research: Land of opportunity. EURADOS 2017 Annual Meeting, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 27 – March 3, 2017.

Updating ICRP 70 skeleton weight vs body height equation. 61st Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Spokane, WA, July 17 – 21, 2016.

US Transuranium and Uranium Registries: Overview. Georgian National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Nuclear Energy and Radiation Safety Meeting, Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia, December 24, 2015 (invited).

Modeling uranium hexafluoride inhalation. 60th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Indianapolis, IN, July 12 – 16, 2015.

USTUR whole-body Case 0212: testing NCRP wound model. 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Baltimore, MD, July 13 – 17, 2014.

USTUR case study on accidental exposure to uranium hexafluoride. 11th International Conference on Health Effects of Incorporated Radionuclides, Berkeley, CA, October 13 – 17, 2013.

Maximum likelihood analysis of bioassay data from long-term follow-up of two refractory PuO2 inhalation cases. 57th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Sacramento, CA, July 22 – 26, 2012.