[ 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.
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
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
read about public, and political outrage when "elderly" or
individuals are searched at airport screening checkpoints. What
outrageous is that anyone who really wants to hurt us is going
and use individuals who aren't going to trigger an extended
my opinion, profile passengers and other individuals, and
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.
the "norm" and look again. In my opinion, this is just common
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