Health Physics Society Journal

July 2015, Volume 109, Number 1

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On the cover: Multitype blood cell counts after exposure can be used as a point-of-care diagnostic or centralized high-throughput assay system for rapid assessment of radiation exposure and injury. See the paper by Shaowen Hu and colleagues on page 54 for more information.



The Effect of Flattening Filter Free on Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Plans for Metastatic Brain Tumors From Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer — Li-Wan Shi, You-Qun Lai, Qin Lin, Hui-Ming Ha, and Li-Rong Fu

Determining Dosimetric Properties and Lowest Detectable Dose of Fingernail Clippings From Their Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Signal — Liang Wang, Xiao Wang, Wenyi Zhang, Haiying Zhang, Shuzhou Ruan, and Ling Jiao

Radiation Dose Response Estimation With Emphasis on Low Dose Range Using Restricted Cubic Splines: Application to All Solid Cancer Mortality Data, 1950–2003, in Atomic Bomb Survivors — Eiji Nakashima

Discussion on One Algorithm for Mapping the Radiation Distribution on Contaminated Ground — Ruirui Liu, Kathryn Higley, and Xinzhi Liu

Simultaneous Source Detection and Analysis Using a Zero-Inflated Count Rate Model — John Klumpp and Alexander Brandl

HEMODOSE: A Biodosimetry Tool Based on Multitype Blood Cell Counts — Shaowen Hu, William F. Blakely, and Francis A. Cucinotta

Comparing Dose Rates Near a Radioactive Patient Evaluated Using Various Source Models: Point, Line, Cylinder, and Anthropomorphic Phantoms — Yi-Ching Liu, Kuo-Wei Lee, and Rong-Jiun Sheu

Signal Processing and Its Effect on Scanning Efficiencies for a Field Instrument for Detecting Low-Energy Radiation — Craig M. Marianno


Could Magnetic Fields Affect the Circadian Clock Function of Cryptochromes? Testing the Basic Premise of the Cryptochrome Hypothesis (ELF Magnetic Fields) — Jacques Vanderstraeten, Hynek Burda, Luc Verschaeve, and Christophe De Brouwer


At the End of Nuclear Weapons Development — Mark L. Maiello


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