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Health Physics Society Journal

December 2009, Volume 97, Number 6

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On the cover: A photo of the laboratory equipment used for etching of polycarbonate detectors. A home-stored CD is loaded for etching and consequent determination of the retrospective 222Rn exposure. See article by Dobromir S. Pressyanov on page 604 for more information.   LWW image



2009 Founders Award—Kelly L. Classic — Citation by Genevieve S. Roessler

2009 Elda E. Anderson Award—Susan M. Jablonski — Citation by Jay Poston

2009 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award—David H. Sliney — Citation by Robert Newton Cherry, Jr.

2009 Geoffrey G. Eichholz Outstanding Science Teacher Award—Toni Velure — Citation by Michael Lewandowski

2009 Health Physics Society Fellow Members and Student Awards

2009 William A. McAdams Outstanding Service Award—Michael S. Terpilak — Citation by Patricia A. Milligan


Logistic Analysis of OBT Dynamics — Franz Baumgaertner, Tamara L. Yankovich, and Sang Bog Kim

A Study of the Shielding Used to Reduce Leakage and Scattered Radiation to the Fetus in a Pregnant Patient Treated with a 6-MV External X-Ray Beam — Bin Han, Bryan Bednarz, and X. George Xu

The Canadian National Calibration Reference Center for Bioassay and In Vivo Monitoring: An Update — Joseph N. Daka and Gary H. Kramer

Effective Dose Variation in Pediatric Computed Tomography: Dose Reference Levels in Greece — E. Yakoumakis, M. Karlatira, G. Gialousis, A. Dimitriadis, T. Makri, and E. Georgiou

Modeling a 222Rn Measurement Technique Based on Absorption in Polycarbonates and Track-Etch Counting — Dobromir S. Pressyanov

Multifactorial Study of the Risk of Lung Cancer among French Uranium Miners: Radon, Smoking, and Silicosis — Jean-Christophe Amabile, Klervi Leuraud, Blandine Vacquier, Sylvaine Caër-Lorho, Alain Acker, and Dominique Laurier


Cardiac Catheterization: Impact of Face and Neck Shielding on New Estimates of Effective Dose — Heiner von Boetticher, Jörn Lachmund, and Wolfgang Hoffmann

On the Effect of an Error in a Standard D2O-Moderated 252Cf Energy Spectrum — F.M. Cummings


HML's Whole Body Counter: Measuring Highly Radioactive Persons — Gary H. Kramer, Kevin Capello, Albert Chiang, and Barry M. Hauck


The Risk of Cancer from Natural Background Ionizing Radiation — Richard Wakeford, Gerald M. Kendall, and Mark P. Little

Reply to Wakeford — Raghu Ram K. Nair and Suminori Akiba


Introduction to Health Physics, 4th Edition — Reviewed by Nolan E. Hertel

Laser Safety Tools and Training — Reviewed by Jack M. Preses

The Reporter's Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management — Reviewed by Kelly Classic


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Health Physics Society Prospectus

Health Physics Society 2009 Affiliate Members

Author Guidelines

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Health Physics (ISSN 0017-9078) is the Official Journal of the Health Physics Society and is published monthly by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 351 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2436. For news and abstracts, and to search past issues of the Health Physics Journal, please visit the Health Physics Journal website.