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Date:7/10/2008

ong various patient groups, twice as many pregnant women today are being exposed to CT procedures compared to ten years ago. Though not a routine procedure used during pregnancies, a CT exam helps to detect possible life-threatening conditions such as bleeding in the brain, blood clots in the lungs or appendicitis. To accurately assess the dose to mother and the fetus from CT exams, we developed a virtual CT scanner and used the previously developed pregnant female models representing 3-, 6-, and 9-month gestational periods to evaluate the fetal doses. The organ dose data that can be generated can be used to assess the risk to the fetus and the mother, thus allowing better communication between the patient and physicians."

Other Highlights

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency new technical document regarding the protection of pregnant workers (Monday, 5:00 p.m.)
  • Results of a new study to determine fetal doses from CT imaging exams (Wednesday, 8:45 a.m.)
  • NIH develops a new plan that offers additional safeguards for radiation workers and their families (Thursday 9:15 a.m.).

Nanotechnology

  • Monitoring and measuring nanoparticles (Wednesday, 4:00 p.m.)
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health safety plan for working with nanoparticles (Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.)
  • Potential use of nanoparticles as radiopharmaceuticals (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion on nanotechnology begins at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Other Meeting Highlights

  • TREATING CANCER WITH MOLECULES AND LIGHT -- A team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, led by Dr. S.J. Madsen (steen.madsen@unlv.edu) has developed a new technology to improve the utilization of therapeutic macromolecules in cancer therapy in a site-specific manner. Called photochemical internalization, light is used to excite target cells containing photosens
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