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Health Physics Society Journal

February 2010, Volume 98, Number 2

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On the cover: Attendees at Biodose-2008 Conference, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, 7�10 September 2008. See Editors' Remarks and entire issue for publications from conference.   LWW image

CONTENTS

GUEST EDITORIAL

Editors' Remarks � Steven L. Simon, Anne R. Skinner, and Harold M. Swartz

PAPERS

OVERVIEW AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

A Critical Assessment of Biodosimetry Methods for Large-Scale Incidents � Harold M. Swartz, Ann Barry Flood, Robert M. Gougelet, Michael E. Rea, Roberto J. Nicolalde, and Benjamin B. Williams

Current Use and Future Needs of Biodosimetry in Studies of Long-Term Health Risk Following Radiation Exposure � Steven L. Simon, Andr� Bouville, and Ruth Kleinerman

The View from the Trenches: Part 1�Emergency Medical Response Plans and the Need for EPR Screening � Robert M. Gougelet, Michael E. Rea, Roberto J. Nicolalde, James A. Geiling, and Harold M. Swartz

The View from the Trenches: Part 2�Technical Considerations for EPR Screening � Roberto J. Nicolalde, Robert M. Gougelet, Michael Rea, Benjamin B. Williams, Ruhong Dong, Maciej M. Kmiec, Piotr N. Lesniewski, and Harold M. Swartz

Proposed Triage Categories for Large-Scale Radiation Incidents Using High-Accuracy Biodosimetry Methods � Michael E. Rea, Robert M. Gougelet, Roberto J. Nicolalde, James A. Geiling, and Harold M. Swartz

Combined Injury: Factors with Potential to Impact Radiation Dose Assessments � G. David Ledney and Thomas B. Elliott

Multiple Parameter Radiation Injury Assessment Using a Nonhuman Primate Radiation Model�Biodosimetry Applications � William F. Blakely, Natalia I. Ossetrova, Mark H. Whitnall, David J. Sandgren, Vadim I. Krivokrysenko, Alexander Shakhov, and Elena Feinstein

Assessment of Radiation Damage�The Need for a Multiparametric and Integrative Approach with the Help of Both Clinical and Biological Dosimetry � Armin Riecke, Christian G. Ruf, and Viktor Meineke

Global Networking for Biodosimetry Laboratory Capacity Surge in Radiation Emergencies � Derek H. Christie, May C. Chu, and Zhanat Carr

Rapid Radiation Dose Assessment for Radiological Public Health Emergencies: Roles of NIAID and BARDA � Marcy B. Grace, Brian R. Moyer, Joanna Prasher, Kenneth D. Cliffer, Narayani Ramakrishnan, Joseph Kaminski, C. Norman Coleman, Ronald G. Manning, Bert W. Maidment, and Richard Hatchett

BIOLOGICALLY BASED PARAMETERS

Biodosimetry on Small Blood Volume Using Gene Expression Assay � Muriel Brengues, Brigitte Paap, Michael Bittner, Sally Amundson, Bruce Seligmann, Ronald Korn, Ralf Lenigk, and Frederic Zenhausern

The Urine Proteome for Radiation Biodosimetry: Effect of Total Body vs. Local Kidney Irradiation � Mukut Sharma, Brian D. Halligan, Bassam T. Wakim, Virginia J. Savin, Eric P. Cohen, and John E. Moulder

The Identification of Serum Biomarkers of High-LET Radiation Exposure and Biological Sequelae � Richard A. Britten, Shamina Mitchell, Angela M. Johnson, Sylvia J. Singletary, Sonia K. Keeney, Julius O. Nyalwidhe, Izabela D. Karbassi, Gyorgy Lonart, Larry D. Sanford, and Richard R. Drake

Combined Approach of Hematological Biomarkers and Plasma Protein SAA for Improvement of Radiation Dose Assessment Triage in Biodosimetry Applications � Natalia I. Ossetrova, David J. Sandgren, Sergio Gallego, and William F. Blakely

The RABIT: A Rapid Automated Biodosimetry Tool for Radiological Triage � Guy Garty, Youhua Chen, Alessio Salerno, Helen Turner, Jian Zhang, Oleksandra Lyulko, Antonella Bertucci, Yanping Xu, Hongliang Wang, Nabil Simaan, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, Y. Lawrence Yao, Sally A. Amundson, and David J. Brenner

Validating High-Throughput Micronucleus Analysis of Peripheral Reticulocytes for Radiation Biodosimetry: Benchmark against Dicentric and CBMN Assays in a Mouse Model � Yuhchyau Chen, Ying Tsai, Irena Nowak, Nancy Wang, Olivier Hyrien, Ruth Wilkins, Catherine Ferrarotto, Hongliang Sun, and Stephen D. Dertinger

Dynamics of Micronuclei in Mouse Skin Fibroblasts after Gamma Irradiation � Pavel Kaspler, Olivier Hyrien, and Richard P. Hill

The Lymphocyte Cytokinesis-Block Micronucleus Cytome Assay and Its Application in Radiation Biodosimetry � Michael Fenech

Triage Dose Assessment for Partial-Body Exposure: Dicentric Analysis � Pataje G.S. Prasanna, Maria Moroni, and Terry C. Pellmar

The Use of the Dicentric Assay for Biological Dosimetry for Radiation Accidents in Bulgaria � Valeria Hadjidekova, Rositsa Hristova, Elizabeth A. Ainsbury, Petya Atanasova, Ljubomira Popova, and Albena Staynova

Chromosomal Aberrations and Sickness Rates in Chernobyl Clean-Up Workers in the Years Following the Accident � Sergey S. Alexanin, Natalia M. Slozina, Elizaveta G. Neronova, and Natalia V. Makarova

Establishment of an X-Ray Standard Calibration Curve by Conventional Dicentric Analysis as Prerequisite for Accurate Radiation Dose Assessment � Christina Beinke, Herbert Braselmann, and Viktor Meineke

Low-Cost Metaphase Finder System � Akira Furukawa, Masako Minamihisamatsu, and Isamu Hayata

Quickscan Dicentric Chromosome Analysis for Radiation Biodosimetry � F.N. Flegal, Y. Devantier, J.P. McNamee, and R.C. Wilkins

Computer-Assisted Severity of Effect Assessment of Hematopoietic Cell Renewal after Radiation Exposure Based on Mathematical Models � Dieter H. Graessle and Theodor M. Fliedner

Dose Estimation Software for Radiation Biodosimetry � Elizabeth A. Ainsbury and David C. Lloyd

PHYSICALLY BASED PARAMETERS

Fingernail Dosimetry: Current Status and Perspectives � Alex Romanyukha, Ricardo A. Reyes, Francois Trompier, and Luis A. Benevides

Ex Vivo Analysis of Irradiated Fingernails: Chemical Yields and Properties of Radiation-Induced and Mechanically Induced Radicals � Paul J. Black and Steven G. Swarts

Dosimetry Based on EPR Spectral Analysis of Fingernail Clippings � Dean E. Wilcox, Xiaoming He, Jiang Gui, Andres E. Ruuge, Hongbin Li, Benjamin B. Williams, and Harold M. Swartz

Development of a Compact Electron Spin Resonance System for Measuring ESR Signals of Irradiated Fingernails � Hirosuke Suzuki, Kenji Tamukai, Naoki Yoshida, Hiroaki Ohya, Katsuhisa Kato, Kazunori Anzai, and Harold M. Swartz

The Mechanism of CO2 Radical Formation in Biological and Synthetic Apatites � V.V. Rudko, I.P. Vorona, N.P. Baran, S.S. Ishchenko, I.V. Zatovsky, and L.S. Chumakova

Development of In Vivo Tooth EPR for Individual Radiation Dose Estimation and Screening � Benjamin B. Williams, Ruhong Dong, Maciej Kmiec, Greg Burke, Eugene Demidenko, David Gladstone, Roberto J. Nicolalde, Artur Sucheta, Piotr Lesniewski, and Harold M. Swartz

Surface Loop Resonator Design for In Vivo EPR Tooth Dosimetry Using Finite Element Analysis � Jennifer D. Pollock, Benjamin B. Williams, Jason W. Sidabras, Oleg Grinberg, Ildar Salikhov, Piotr Lesniewski, Maciej Kmiec, and Harold M. Swartz

Dental Enamel EPR Dosimetry: Comparative Testing of the Spectra Processing Methods for Determination of Radiation-Induced Signal Amplitude � A.I. Ivannikov, D. Sanin, M. Nalapko, V.F. Skvortsov, V.F. Stepanenko, A.F. Tsyb, F. Trompier, K. Zhumadilov, and M. Hoshi

90Sr in Mammal Teeth from Contaminated Areas in the Former Soviet Union Measured by Imaging Plates � Shin Toyoda, Yoshitsugu Hino, Alexander A. Romanyukha, Oleg Tarasov, Sergey P. Pivovarov, and Masaharu Hoshi

UV Effects in Tooth Enamel and Their Possible Application in EPR Dosimetry with Front Teeth � S. Sholom, M. Desrosiers, V. Chumak, N. Luckyanov, S.L. Simon, and A. Bouville

The Neutron Dose Conversion Coefficients Calculation in Human Tooth Enamel in an Anthropomorphic Phantom � A.M. Khailov, A.I. Ivannikov, V.G. Skvortsov, V.F. Stepanenko, A.F. Tsyb, F. Trompier, and M. Hoshi

An Example of Problems in Dose Reconstruction from Doses Formed by Electromagnetic Irradiation by Different Energy Sources � Vladimir Kirillov, Joseph Kuchuro, Sergey Tolstik, and Tatyana Leonova

Sensitivity Comparison of Two L-Alanine Doped Blends to Different Photon Energies � Felipe Chen, Jos� Vega Ramirez, Patr�cia Nicolucci, and Oswaldo Baffa

Radiation Accident Dosimetry on Plastics by EPR Spectrometry � F. Trompier, C. Bassinet, and I. Clairand

EPR Emergency Dosimetry with Plastic Components of Personal Goods � S. Sholom and V. Chumak

Radiation Accident Dosimetry on Glass by TL and EPR Spectrometry � C. Bassinet, F. Trompier, and I. Clairand

An Attempt to Use Sweeteners as a Material for Accident Dosimetry � Angela Kinoshita, Fl�vio A. Jos�, and Oswaldo Baffa

Response of Alanine and Barium Dithionate EPR Dosimeters � V.A. Onischuk, J. de Boer, A.I. Levon, V.M. Maksimenko, M. Wurkner, V.R. Zaitov, and O.A. Bugay

ESR Dating Pleistocene Barnacles from BC and Maine: A New Method for Tracking Sea Level Change � Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, J.J.J. Gong, Anne R. Skinner, Andr�e Blais-Stevens, Robert E. Nelson, and Joel I.B. Blickstein

A New Method for Calculating the Accumulated Dose in ESR Dating and Retrospective Dosimetry � Luis Carlos Oliveira, Angela Kinoshita, Renato P. Lopes, and Oswaldo Baffa

Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) of Tooth Enamel and Its Potential Use in Post-Radiation Exposure Triage � R. DeWitt, D.M. Klein, E.G. Yukihara, S.L. Simon, and S.W.S. McKeever

Radiation Accident Dosimetry on Electronic Components by OSL � C. Bassinet, F. Trompier, and I. Clairand

OTHER CONTENT

News and Notices

Health Physics Society Prospectus

Health Physics Society Affiliate Members

Author Guidelines

Advertisers Guide

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