April 2002 Newsletter Highlights

The April issue of the Health Physics Society's Newsletter has 36 pages and includes the "2003 Midyear Call for Papers" Insert.

  • COVER — "Whole-Body CT Screening – To Scan or Not to Scan." If you've been wondering how to advise people regarding the new trend of self-referral whole-body CT scanning, this month's cover story will give you a lot of information. Writer Mary Walchuk has done a great job interviewing members of the Society who are involved with CT screening and she shares their views.
  • EDITORIAL — Ralph Andersen encourages HPS members to get involved in the debate concerning the Yucca Mountain site being developed as a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — HPS President Anastas sums up the Orlando Midyear Meeting.
  • PHOTOS — Photos of Midyear Meeting and of those attending the RSWB meeting.
  • CORRESPONDENCE — Letters from Lubenau (concerning LANL OSRP) and Friedman (concerning radiation dose from testing nuclear weapons).
  • COMMITTEES — Program Committee Mike Lewandowski explains the computer projection pilot study that will be used at the 47th Annual Meeting in Tampa in June.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — Reports from the following chapters: Greater New York, Susquehanna Valley, Virginia, and South Texas.
  • AGENCY NEWS — The NRC issues the U.S. National Report for Convention on Nuclear Safety and makes available Revision 2 of the draft review plan for Yucca Mountain.
  • NOTES – The "Notes" section includes the obituaries of Walter Carey and Catherine Stanton; a report from the ANSI Z136 Committee representative; more information on ARSCE 2002; and a Who's Who Quiz.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS – The Tenth Annual Stannard Lecture Series will be held in May, and the RPSD Topical Meeting will be held in April.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Highlights of President Bush's FY2003 budget.
  • CHP CORNER — CHP embossers are available through the AAHP website.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — This month there are 14 display ads, 24 short courses offered, and 1 job offer.

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