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Date:7/10/2008

uation, and how to develop and implement a national strategy. (Tuesday, 4:45 p.m.)

How Prepared are We for an Emergency Response?

Knowing the steps to take and the prioritization of those steps is a key to proper treatment of people involved in a radiation accident. A new software application being developed by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (with collaborators at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center, REAC/TS) will be the topic of a presentation Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by Dr. William Blakely (blakely@afrri.usuhs.mil). With minimal data entry, the program will determine the level of radiation exposure and treatment steps. This type of life-saving information can be used on personal communication devices such as PDAs so usage can be in nearly any environment.

Additionally, in a special session running all day Wednesday, July 16, and continuing into Thursday morning, scientists will share lessons learned during previous emergency response incidents. They will also present models predicting future event responses.

  • Evacuation or shelter-in-place (Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.)
  • Effectively using measures to mitigate the health effects of radiation exposure (Thursday, 8:45 a.m.)
  • Current capabilities versus what may be needed in a response effort (Wednesday, 9:45 a.m.)
  • Protection of life and property after a radiological dispersal device is activated (Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.)

Radiation Exposure during Pregnancy

Of great interest over recent years is the radiation dose a conceptus might receive during medical exams. A presentation at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday morning will highlight work that a group from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Dr. G.X. Xu, xug2@rpi.edu) has undertaken of CT fetal dose assessment: "A patient receives more radiation from a CT exam than any other types of radiological exams. Am
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