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Health Physics Society Journal

August 2011, Volume 101, Number 2

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The cover depicts the dispersion and magnetic collection of nanoparticles from a sample solution (shown at a high concentration for visual clarity). The nanoparticles are dispersed into the sample, shown in the center, and then quickly capture the radionuclides in the solution on their surfaces. The nanoparticles are then collected by the magnet, shown on the far right, and the solution decanted off, enabling rapid sample preparation and analysis. Initial studies and modeling for using nanoparticles for accelerated radiobioassay are explored in the paper by O'Hara et al. on page 196.



International Workshop on Emergency Radiobioassay: Considerations, Gaps and Recommendations — Chusheng Li, Kenneth G.W. Inn, Robert Jones, Jean-Rene Jourdain, Nicholas Priest, Daiana Wilkinson, Baki Sadi, Raymond Ko, Kevin Capello, and Gary H. Kramer

Canada's Efforts in Developing Capabilities in Radiological Population Monitoring — Chunsheng Li, Ruth Wilkins, Xiongxin Dai, Baki Sadi, Raymond Ko, and Gary H. Kramer

Evaluation of Cuprimine® and Syprine® for Decorporation of Radioisotopes of Cesium, Cobalt, Iridium and Strontium — Tatiana G. Levitskaia, Jeffrey A. Creim, Terry L. Curry, Teresa Luders, James M. Peterson, Karla D. Thrall, and Barry Levinson

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for 90Sr Urine Bioassay — Negar Bahraini, Edward P.C. Lai, Chunsheng Li, Baki B. Sadi, and Gary H. Kramer

PROCORAD's Proficiency Tests as a Means of Analyzing Capacities in Emergency Situations — Philippe Berard, Robert Fottorino, and Xavier Millot

Rapid Urinary Output Normalization Method Using Specific Gravity — Xionxin Dai, Kaitlyn Kutschke, and Nicholas Priest

An Emergency Bioassay Method for Actinides in Urine — Xiongxin Dai and Sheila Kramer-Tremblay

Rapid Determination of Uranium Isotopes in Urine by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry — Y. Shi, X. Dai, R. Collins, and S. Kramer-Tremblay

Laboratory Evaluation of a SpectraMax Microplate Reader and Test Strips for Field Measurement of Creatinine in Spot Urine Samples in the Event of a Radiological Accident — Joseph N. Daka, Gerry Moodie, Chunsheng Li, Ruth Wilkins, and Gary H. Kramer

Analysis of Urine for Pure Beta Emitters: Methods and Application — Xiaolin Hou

Emergency Radiobioassay Preparedness Exercises Through the NIST Radiochemistry Intercomparison Program — Svetlana Nour, Jerry LaRosa, and Kenneth G.W. Inn

Rapid Methods for the Isolation of Actinides Sr, Tc and Po from Raw Urine — Daniel R. McAlister, E. Philip Horwitz, and James T. Harvey

Rapid Determination of 237Np and Plutonium Isotopes in Urine by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and Alpha Spectrometry — Sherrod L. Maxwell, Brian K. Culligan, Vernon D. Jones, Sheldon T. Nichols, Gary W. Noyes, and Maureen A. Bernard

Preliminary Studies of an 18-Crown-6 Ether Modified Magnetic Cation Exchange Polymer in Rapid 90Sr Bioassay — Amy Hrdina, Edward Lai, Chunsheng Li, Baki Sadi, and Gary Kramer

Investigation of Magnetic Nanoparticles for the Rapid Extraction and Assay of Alpha-Emitting Radionuclides from Urine: Demonstration of a Novel Radiobioassay Method — Matthew J. O'Hara, Jennifer C. Carter, Jay A. MacLellan, Cynthia L. Warner, Marvin G. Warner, and R. Shane Addleman

Use of Epidemiological Data and Direct Bioassay for Prioritization of Affected Populations in a Large-Scale Radiation Emergency — Charles W. Miller, Armin Ansari, Colleen Martin, Art Chang, Jennifer Buzzell, and Robert C. Whitcomb, Jr.


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