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Health Physics Society Journal

Health Physics
Journal, Vol. 81, No. 5, November 2001
On the cover: Rats being loaded into a "nose only" uranium ore dust inhalation chamber during a study of the accumulation and loss of uranium, and uranium decay series isotopes, in different bone types. All housing, handling and experimental procedures were conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care and with the pre-approval of the local Animal Research Committee. See article by T. Dewit et al. on page 502 for more information.

Contents of Volume 81, No. 5, November 2001


Governments and Regulations Revisited — Bruce Busby


A Foggy Idea — Ken Kasper


Modeling the Distribution and Dosimetry of Internal Emitters: A Review of Mathematical Procedures Using Matrix Methods — E. Polig


Uranium and Uranium Decay Series Radionuclide Dynamics in Bone of Rats Following Chronic Uranium Ore Dust Inhalation — Trevor Dewit, Victor Clulow, J. S. Jackson, and R. E. J. Mitchel

Mortality Among the Chernobyl Emergency Workers: Estimation of Radiation Risks (Preliminary Analysis) — V. K. Ivanov, A. I. Gorski, M. A. Maksioutov, A. F. Tsyb, and G. N. Souchkevitch

Classification of Chronic Radiation Sickness Cases Using Neural Networks and Classification Trees — H. G. Claycamp, N. B. Sussman, N. D. Okladnikova, T. V. Azizova, V. S. Pesternikova, M. V. Sumina, and I. I. Teplyakov

Update on Patient Radiation Doses at a Large Tertiary Care Medical Center — L. K. Ngutter, J. M. Kofler, C. H. McCollough, and R. J. Vetter

Annual Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation in Central Queensland — D. Vishvakarman, J. C. F. Wong, and B. W. Boreham

The Effects of Changing Atmospheric Oxygen Concentrations and Background Radiation Levels on Radiogenic DNA Damage Rates — P. Andrew Karam, Stephen A. Leslie, and Ariel Anbar

Correction Factors in the EPR Dose Reconstruction for Residents of the Middle and Lower Techa Riverside — A. A. Romanyukha, S. M. Seltzer, M. Desrosiers, E. A. Ignatiev, D. V. Ivanov, S. Bayankin, M. O. Degteva, F. C. Eichmiller, A. Wieser, and P. Jacob

Principles of Gross Alpha and Beta Radioactivity Detection in Water — Thomas M. Semkow and Pravin P. Parekh


Quantitative Goals for a 222Rn Multimedia Mitigation Plan — B. M. Newton, J. E. Watson, Jr., and R. A. Cote

An Approach for the Efficiency Calibration of Whole Body Counters — L. Venturini, V. P. Campos, and E. A. R. Berti


An Analysis of Reported Incidents Involving Radiopharmaceuticals for the Development of Intervention Strategies — Michael A. Charlton and Robert J. Emery


Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health — Reviewed by Thomas Rountree

An International Peer Review of the Biosphere Modelling Programme of the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project — Reviewed by Geoffrey G. Eichholz

Absorbed Dose Determination in External Beam Radiotherapy: An International Code of Practice for Dosimetry Based on Standards of Absorbed Dose to Water; Technical Reports Series No. 398

The Criticality Accident in Sarov

Building Competence in Radiation Protection and the Safe Use of Radiation Sources: Safety Guide; Safety Standards No. RS-G-1 — Reviewed by Stephen V. Musolino


In Memoriam-Reginald L. Gotchy, 1933-2001

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