AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays Scan Bodies, Not Just Bags

John Jacobus crispy_bird at
Thu Mar 1 16:00:22 CST 2007

Of course, there is no indication that this equipment
will prevent terrorist from blowing up aircraft.  They
read the news and are very adaptable.

--- Sandy Perle <sandyfl at> wrote:

> ALARA means what it says, as low as reasonably
> achievable. This does not mean zero dose. Evaluation
> of the task and supportt for or against the dose
> determines if the dose to be received is warranted.
> I suspect that a majority of travelers worldwide
> would accept this small dose for the peace and mind
> of knowing that the risk of a catastrophy has been
> reduced, even if the risk has not been entirely
> eliminated.
> Sandy Perle
> Sent via BlackBerry from Cingular Wireless  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Franz Schönhofer <franz.schoenhofer at>
> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 22:38:27 
> To:<sandyfl at>,"'stewart farber'"
> <radproject at>,<radsafe at>
> Subject: AW: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays Scan
> Bodies, Not Just Bags
> ALARA!!!!!!
> Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
> MinRat i.R.
> Habicherg. 31/7
> A-1160 Wien/Vienna
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Sandy Perle [mailto:sandyfl at] 
> Gesendet: Samstag, 24. Februar 2007 22:29
> An: Franz Schönhofer; 'stewart farber';
> radsafe at
> Betreff: Re: AW: [ RadSafe ] New Airport X-Rays Scan
> Bodies, Not Just Bags
> ALARA is alive and well in USA, to an extreme
> extent.
> In this case, the extra dose, estimated to be 10
> microrem is almost
> non-radiation dose. The privacy aspects is an issue
> and has to be evaluated
> against the risks trying to be mitigated. The
> article and Stu,s 0comments
> are about the dose received, the doctor's comments,
> and had nothing to do
> about the image resolution considerations.
> I would be surprised that anyone considers this 10
> microrem dose to be an
> issue.
> Sandy Perle
> Sent via BlackBerry from Cingular Wireless  
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John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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