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health physics

[′helth ‚fiz·iks]
(nucleonics)
The study of the protection of personnel from harmful effects of ionizing radiation by such means as routine radiation surveys, area and personnel monitoring, and protective equipment and procedures.
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However, HPSs are consistently in short supply due to the rigors of their academic training and are usually assigned to health care facilities to support health physics programs.
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These included toxicology, physiology, pharmacology, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, epidemiology, exposure assessment, radiation and health physics, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, and others that developed more recently, such as molecular biology and exposure science.
Manufacturers need to do a better job of characterizing their instruments and providing users with better information about their detector's response and performance," read Pibida's paper, contained the May issue of the journal Health Physics.
While X-rays, gamma radiation [though not irradiated food], and even sunlight can cause cancer, microwave radiation cannot because it simply doesn't pack enough power to damage your DNA," says Gary Zeman of the Health Physics Society in McLean, Virginia.
As former director of health physics at Stanford University, I read with interest Susan Q: Stranahan's opinion that there is "widespread opposition" from scientists to recycling radioactive material ("Radioactive Recycling," July/August).
In fact, the text includes 5 new chapters on computed tomography, nondiagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, radiobiology and health physics.
How do the administrators explain the salary disparities between environmental health practitioners and their counterparts with comparable degrees in public health nursing, health physics, preventive medicine, epidemiology, and so forth?
Karl Morgan, known as the father of health physics, shudders at the idea of more and more radioactive metal entering people's homes.
The kittens are being cared for by health physics specialists during the decontamination period, and they are being fed through an eyedropper.
Under the terms of the contract, BWB will support Progress Energy's nuclear fleet with maintenance and craft services, project execution, radiation protection, health physics, and other services.
Students who complete the course should be able to select the proper detector given the energy and type of particle to be counted and the purpose of the measurement; analyze the results of counting experiments, that is, calculate errors, smooth results, unfold energy spectra, fit results with a function, and so on; and perform radiation measurements following proper health physics procedures.

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