Health Physics Society Journal

Health Physics
Journal, Vol. 80, No. 4, April 2001
On the cover: Left: The earlier part of the 20th century brought about new discoveries and techniques in ionizing radiation science. One of the earlier 20th century scientists was George de Hevesy, 1885-1966, who while investigating the radioactive properties of radium-D discovered radiotracers. Right: The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century brought about an explosive development of imaging technology. The high-resolution MRI (top row) reveals multiple liver lesions. The middle row images were obtained with positron emission tomography (PET) an hour after the intravenous injection of 18F labeled fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). The bottom row is generated by a sophisticated digital image fusion where physiological FDG map is overlaid on the anatomical MRI grid. Images provided courtesy of Mark Tulchinsky, Hershey Medical Center.

Contents of Volume 80, No. 4, April 2001

36th Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements: Ionizing Radiation Science and Protection in the 21st Century


It's About Time — Bruce Busby


Introduction to the Taylor Lecturer — Barbara J. McNeil

The 2000 NCRP Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture-Administered Radioactivity: Unde Venimus Quoque Imus — S. James Adelstein


Opening Remarks — Charles C. Meinhold


Program Overview — Warren K. Sinclair

General Introduction — S. James Adelstein


The New Millennium: Values, Perceptions of Risk, and the Key Roles of Science and Technology — Gilbert S. Omenn

What Views and Uses of Radiation Sources in the 21st Century? — Hans Blix

Deterministic Effects — R. J. Michael Fry

Resolving the Molecular Mechanisms of Radiation Tumorigenesis: Past Problems and Future Prospects — Roger Cox

Radiation Risk Estimates in the Beginning of the 21st Century — Elisabeth Cardis, David Richardson, and Ausrele Kesminiene

The Future of Cancer Control — Robert Hoover

Estimation of the Hereditary Risks of Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: History, Current Status and Emerging Perspectives — K. Sankaranarayanan

Public Involvement in Science and Decision Making — John E. Till and Kathleen R. Meyer

Rebuilding Trust in Established Institutions — James P. Thomas

Scientists, Policy Makers, and the Public: A Needed Dialogue — John F. Ahearne

Harmonizing Controls for Chemicals and Radionuclides — Stephen D. Page

Can Radiation and Chemical Risk Management Be Harmonized? — Paul Locke, Beverly Grossman, Thomas Burke, and Nga Tran

Control of Low-Level Radiation Exposure: What is the Problem and How Can It Be Solved? — Roger H. Clarke

Alternative Goals and Policy Mechanisms for Radiation Protection — H. Keith Florig


The NCRP in the 21st Century — Charles B. Meinhold


Features, Events, and Processes (FEPs) for Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste: An International Database — Reviewed by Terry Sullivan

A Thin Cosmic Rain: Particles from Outer Space — Reviewed by J. Donald Cossairt

Operational Radiation Safety Training — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino

Radiation Protection for Procedures Performed Outside the Radiology Department — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino


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