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Prostate seeds: How long after implant does your centre perform post-implant dosimetry?

No post-implant dosimetry performed
0% (0 votes)
<=1 day after implant
21% (7 votes)
>1 day and <=3 days after implant
6% (2 votes)
>3 days and <=10 days after implant
0% (0 votes)
>10 days and <=30 days after implant
58% (19 votes)
>30 days
15% (5 votes)
Total votes: 33
Kent Gregory's picture

Doses from diagnostic keep climbing

Here is another story of large medical doses. This time, its more a case of the inability (or unwillingness) to share images. Perhaps the lesson here is 'Don't get sick!'.

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE5AF4QB20091116

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Very high CT dose incident reported in USA

A CT scanner in the USA has been operated at settings that has caused some patients to experience hair loss and skin reddening...

CT dose article

I'm not sure about the accuracy of the dose values reported, but in order to experience these effects, I have done a rough calculation and found that the skin dose would need to be about 50 times higher than a regular CT scan.This is easily accommodated by the very high capacity x-ray tubes now available in CT scanners.  The effective dose would be about 75mSv.

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Medical X-Ray in WA. A short history 1896 - 1970

During the ARPS 34 Conference in Fremantle, Bill Toussaint in his Boyce Worthley Oration mentioned a book by Geoff Bennett about the early history of X-Ray in WA.  It was suggested that the book should be made available on the ARPS web site. The introduction by Geoff Bennett is below and the complete book can downloaded as a PDF (5.5 MB) by clicking on the picture.

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I have a blog?!

Just back from the 34th ARPS conference in Perth. It was a wonderful conference and there was much to learn, in both the presentations and during discussions with other delegates. To my surprise Ivan mentioned that I hadn't started my blog. It was a shocking eureka moment - I have a blog! Once the initial surprise passed, I realised that it makes sense to have a Journal Editors blog. Hence I have checked it out, and I am writing this now.

Of course, my dear wife suggested that I should not inflict myself upon you all. But, so far, the most difficult bit seems to be picking a TAG for this entry, (or perhaps for the blog) and ARPS seems a safe choice, hence I will try to continue writing something here once in a while.

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Publication of Radiation Protection Series No. 18, Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools – Part 1: Ionizing Radiation

Publication of Radiation Protection Series No. 18
Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools – Part 1: Ionizing Radiation
 
Radiation Protection Series No. 18, Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools - Part 1: Ionizing Radiation has now been published and the final document can be downloaded from ARPANSA’s website at http://www.arpansa.gov.au/Publications/Codes/rps18.cfm. It is not intended to produce hardcopies at this stage.
 
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MRI and radiation protection; an unhappy marriage

ICNIRP's recommendations continue to haunt the MRI community. Read more at...

http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/opinion/40241

Kent Gregory's picture

Survey of prostate seed brachytherapy centres. Does your centre evaluate post-implant dosimetry using prostate contours from...

pre-implant ultrasound images (fused to CT or MR images)?
6% (5 votes)
post-implant ultrasound images (fused to CT or MR images)?
1% (1 vote)
CT images only?
84% (65 votes)
MRI images (including those fused to CT)?
6% (5 votes)
Another method?
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 77
Ivan Fetwadjieff's picture

Radiation safety guide for mining and minerals processing workers

Radiation Safety Handbook 2009

The new Radiation safety guide for mining and minerals processing workers in the uranium, mineral sands and rare earths sectors is now available from Australian Uranium Association web site.

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Should ARPS have an accreditation system for radiation safety trainers?

Yes
92% (11 votes)
No
8% (1 vote)
Total votes: 12

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