health physicist


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health physicist

a health scientist who directs research, training, and management of programs in which patients and health professionals are exposed to potential hazards associated with the use of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, such as radioactive materials.
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However, in health physics, one typically starts with the message (what is the dose), then focuses on the audience (patients, workers, general public), and rarely, if at all, do health physicists think about themselves, the messengers.
The first section describes what medical physicists and health physicists do on the job.
We were out there with pretty perfunctory equipment," says Dave Nelson, a civilian health physicist who was contracted to do D.
Anthony LaMastra, a certified health physicist and an early researcher of the problem, said that a substantial number of radioactive material sources in scrap metal are from radium-contaminated oil well pipe.
If you don't have any set procedures and don't know where to begin, you might contact a health physicist to clarify any technical questions, such as how to dispose of radioactive waste.
Linda Kay Morris of Waco is a licensed medical health physicist and an associate professor at Texas State Technical College Environmental Health and Safety Technology Department.
Linda Morris of Waco, who is a licensed medical health physicist and an associate professor and chair of the Texas State Technical College Waco Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Protection Technologies departments.
At my first trial in 1977 (which resulted in acquittal), we heard testimony from a radiation health physicist, a respected cancer researcher and an insurance company executive, among others.
THE daughter of a leading British nuclear health physicist is facing the death sentence in Malaysia for drugs trafficking after police raided a holiday resort.
Mike Boyd, a health physicist who works on setting and updating those standards for the Environmental Protection Agency, concurs.
R), health physicist in the Washington State Department of Health, Division of Radiation Protection, for submitting this query, and to Patricia McKinley, imaging consultant at Eastman Kodak Co, for her helpful information and timely response.
Jursinic is currently Director of Clinical Medical Physics at West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo, MI, served as Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 2000 to 2006, and has written extensively on radiation physics over his 30+ year career as a health physicist.
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