Operational Radiation Safety

Operational Radiation Safety, Vol. 86, No. 2, February 2004
Radioisotopes are often used in the operating room. See articles in this issue on sentinel node biopsy by Strzelczyk and Finlayson and on radiation safety precautions for sentinel node procedures by Michel and Hofer.

Contents of Vol. 86, No. 2, February 2004

Current Events — Sean Austin

Ask the Expert — Kelly Classic

RSO Interview — Sue Dupre

ORS Commentary: Health Physics Ethics — Victor Evdokimoff

A Guide to SI Units in Radiation Protection

Operational Topics

Considerations for Applying VARSKIN Mod 2 to Skin Dose Calculations Averaged over 10 cm2 — James S. Durham

Glow Curve Evaluation in Routine Personal Dosimetry — Abdalla N. Al-Haj and Charlie S. Lagarde

Radioactivity in C athode Ray Tubes — Nancy P Kirner, G. L. Troyer, R. A. Jones and E. W. Gray

Summing Coincidence Errors Using 152Eu Lungs to Calibrate a Lung-Counting System: Are They Significant? — Gary H. Kramer, Timothy Lynch, Maria Antonia Lopez, and Barry M. Hauck

Sentinel Node Biopsy: ALARA and Other Considerations — J. Strzelczyk and C. Finlayson

Radiation Safety Precautions for Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures — René Michel and Curtis Hofer

An Unusual Incident: Breached 22Na Sealed Source — L. E. Porter

Radiation and Risks and Dirty Bombs — Joseph P. Ring

Legal Liability and the Health Physicist — Kenneth L. Miller and Charles F. Rysavy

Routine Dose Estimates for the Removal of Soil from a Basin to the Burial Ground at the Savannah River Site — Ali A. Simpkins

The Voluntary Siting Process, a Case Study in New Jersey — Joseph R. Stencel and Kenneth Y. Lee