[ RadSafe ] Traveling After Nuclear Medicine Procedure May n ot fly

Jean-Francois, Stephane stephane_jeanfrancois at merck.com
Mon Jul 25 10:50:30 CDT 2005

This will never be solved...

On the contrary Sandy, I am a bit reassured by what I have read from Peter
Vernig. If indeed enforcement agencies are well-trained, courteous and are
using the proper tools, I don't see this extra security step of radioactive
monitoring to be an issue. For years, (at least before 9-11) most of the
people using a meter were HPs or people who had knowledge of radiation, now
we may be asking a police officer to be an HP AND an armed security
enforcement officer. In these precise conditions, I hope that the training,
the tools and ethics are excellent because honestly media and courts are not
on the field when a person makes a critical decision based on an
information, judgment call or data. Look what happened in England. I simply
hope that all the devices are properly calibrated, checked and re-checked
since one detection can cause quite a big reaction within law enforcement

Stéphane Jean-François, Eng., CHP
Manager, Environmental and Health Physics services
Merck Frosst Canada
stephane_jeanfrancois at merck.com

-----Message d'origine-----
De : radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] De la part
de Sandy Perle
Envoyé : Monday, July 25, 2005 10:39 AM
À : radsafe at radlab.nl; luke.mccormick at dhs.gov; Peter.Vernig at med.va.gov
Objet : RE: [ RadSafe ] Traveling After Nuclear Medicine Procedure May not

On 25 Jul 2005 at 9:24, Peter.Vernig at med.va.gov wrote:

> Yes everything we can do in the form of a letter or card can be
> duplicated by a terrorist organization, to include a confirmation
> number.  Many of us provide them.  The HIPPA law may restrict
> confirmation of the information by hospital personnel.  I have been
> grappling with that problem.


My issue has to do with what actions are taken if and when there is 
an indication. In my opinion, this will never be solved since we have 
too many entities that don't want government intervention, citing 
"individual rights." I am all for rights, and all against government 
intrusion. However, unless we start to treat this problem for the 
problem it is, there will be more significant deaths. This is a no 
brainer for me. Do we want to save lives, or, do we want to play this 
game in the cemeteries, or, do we want to play this game in the media 
and the courts.

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
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Personal Website: http://sandy-travels.com/ 

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