[ RadSafe ] Traveling After Nuclear Medicine Procedure

Mccormick, Luke I luke.mccormick at dhs.gov
Fri Jul 22 16:51:33 CDT 2005

We do use a lot more info than just a piece of paper. We have radioisotope
identifiers and can recognize the majority of radiopharmaceuticals, but the
procedure means pulling the person out of line to a secondary area,
scanning them for between 1 and 5 minutes, sometimes having to upload the
spectrum to our lab people for a positive ID. People are not happy to be
held up in secondary, even for a few minutes. We have more than 1.1 million
persons entering the country (legally) every day, the majority of them are
aliens. A lot of other countries do diagnostic and nuc med procedures, and
that thyroid ablation is a heck of a lot cheaper in most other countries.
Let the lawyers talk to the foreign pharmacist who sells I-131 over (or
under) the counter.

____________________Reply Separator____________________
Subject:    Re:[ RadSafe ] Traveling After Nuclear Medicine Procedure...
Author:     "Sandy Perle" <sandyfl at earthlink.net>
Date:       7/22/2005 2:20 PM

       Re:[ RadSafe ] Traveling After Nuclear Medicine Procedure May
       not fly

       On 22 Jul 2005 at 14:11, Mccormick, Luke I wrote:

       > The Nuc. Med ID card for travelling patients is a great idea!

       My primary concern when "evidence" is provided and accepted is
       many of these items of "proof" can be forged. I cringe every
       time I
       read about public, and political outrage when "elderly" or
       individuals are searched at airport screening checkpoints. What
       is so
       outrageous is that anyone who really wants to hurt us is going
       to try
       and use individuals who aren't going to trigger an extended
       check. In
       my opinion, profile passengers and other individuals, and
       perform an
       inspection whenever any indicator shows evidence of something
       should be visually checked.

       If we don't, then we're going to get hit over and over again.
       Look at
       the "norm" and look again. In my opinion, this is just common

       Sandy Perle
       Senior Vice President, Technical Operations
       Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc.
       2652 McGaw Avenue
       Irvine, CA 92614

       Tel: (949) 296-2306 / (888) 437-1714  Extension 2306
       Fax:(949) 296-1144

       E-Mail: sperle at dosimetry.com
       E-Mail: sandyfl at earthlink.net

       Global Dosimetry Website: http://www.dosimetry.com/
       Personal Website: http://sandy-travels.com/


More information about the RadSafe mailing list