The Australasian Radiation Protection Society Inc (ARPS) is a professional society of members engaged in one or more aspects of radiation protection.
A CT scanner in the USA has been operated at settings that has caused some patients to experience hair loss and skin reddening...
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.
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.
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.
Publication of Radiation Protection Series No. 18, Safety Guide for the Use of Radiation in Schools – Part 1: Ionizing Radiation
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Training Package Feedback Register
Radiation Protection and Safety
Feedback of 7 draft units of competency in radiation protection have been developed by a working group of the Radiation Health Committee, led by Government Skills Australia. The drafts can be downloaded here, but comments on them must be provided back to GSA via their website (you will need to create an account in order to provide official comments).
The members only area of the ARPS website is now installed. Financial members of ARPS can now access this area and use it to read the society's draft documents and make comments before they are released to the public.. A tab on the top of the website called "Members Area" will appear once you log in using your user account and password.
There is currently a proposal to establish a radiation safety trainer accreditation scheme to be administered by ARPS. If you would like to read more about it and make comments, please log in and go to the Members Area.
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