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Health Physics News

November 2007

Highlights of the 32-page November 2007 issue of Health Physics News

  • COVER — In the cover story this month Dr. Pataje Prasanna, a research biologist at AFRRI, reviews AFRRI's biodosimetry program and expands on the information provided last month by Dr. Gordon Livingston regarding cytogenetic biodosimetry.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Kevin Nelson informs readers about the success of the Government Relations Program.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — David Connolly explains the impact President Bush has through his "veto" power on which bills passed by Congress will actually become law.
  • COMMENTARY — Robert L. Dixon, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, gives readers the good news about having a CT scan.
  • MEMBER'S POINT OF VIEW — Robert G. Thomas, 1995 HPS Distinguished Scientific Award recipient, gives his views on what is needed in radon research.
  • NOTES — Douglas M. Poland, HPS member, informs readers that the prime contractors responsible for operating the Hanford facility near Richland, Washington, in the 1940s and early 1950s can be held liable for injuries caused by the release of 131I from the facility.
    • CHP Mike Russell outlines the process that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station used when in-core instrument thimbles were replaced to calculate effective dose using weighting factors.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC publishes final rule on expanded definition of radioactive byproduct material.
  • FINAL MEETING AGENDA for the 2008 Midyear Topical Meeting
     
  • CHP CORNER — Ed Bailey gives readers an update on the state of the AAHP finances.
    • Parliamentary proceedings are given by David Myers.
    • Dawn Banghart thanks exam site committee members for all of their work in coordinating this year's exam sites.
  • ODDS AND ENDS — This month's Archives article is about the Ray-D-Tec (1960s).
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — 9 display ads and 15 short courses are offered this month.

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