The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
This New York Times article outlines concerns about neonatal x-ray overexposure in a Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Peter Noel Johnston, Peter Anthony Burns, Stephen Bruce Solomon,
Richard Allan (Rick) Tinker, Jordan Steven Lock
The full text of this paper is available from the ARPS Secretariat
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Another informative article from the NY Times, this time in relation to cone beam CT scans performed in dental suites can be accessed here.
In the US, patients who have been administered Iodine 131 are free to leave hospital while they are still quite 'hot'. This policy of the NRC, which dates back to 1997, is now being brought into question. Read more about it in this New York Times article here.
The New York Times has another article about poor radiation safety in medicine, and this time CT scanners are on their radar.
Its no wonder, given the amount of radiation these people must have had for hair loss to occur...
You can read the full article by clicking here.
Further to the story regarding the Co60 source turning up in a scrap metal yard in India, one of 7 people hospitalised due to radiation exposure has now died.
Further details appear in this New York Times article available here.
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