AW: [ RadSafe ] Cat out of the bag

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at
Tue May 8 13:27:20 CDT 2007

Patrick, Stewart, RADSAFErs who wrote (humorous) comments about the cat in
the x-ray scanner,

I have read all your comments with much delight. I am glad, that after all
the "dirty bombs", "home land security", "airport security by stripping
passengers naked" etc. etc. many RADSAFErs show that they have not lost
their sense of humor. I think that this is very important in life!

Slightly off topic might be the comment, that in Austria much of jokes is
derived by deliberately confusing words with different meaning (e.g.
"Schloss" might be both "castle" and "lock"). Therefore CaT scan and PET
scan is especially appreciated by me.

Best wishes, go on - on RADSAFE topics of course!


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im Auftrag
von Patrick Muldoon
Gesendet: Dienstag, 08. Mai 2007 18:47
An: radsafe at
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] Cat out of the bag

It really slows things down when you do a CaT scan along with a PET scan ...

Patrick S. Muldoon CHP


Radiation Safety Officer

NASA Ames Research Center

M/S 218-1

Moffett Field, CA 94035


My Desk: (650) 604-3979

My Cell: (415) 613-9021

My FAX: (650) 604-0680

Truly my views only ...

Message: 3
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 14:55:06 -0400
From: "stewart farber" <radproject at>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Cat out of the bag after passing
	throughairportscanner :-D
To: <radsafe at>,	"Steven Dapra" <sjd at>
Message-ID: <52fd01c78e7d$bb1ffb40$0302a8c0 at YOUR7C60552B9E>
Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1;

Perhaps the reason that airport security has become so expensive is that the

screeners have upgraded their basic low dose x-ray units to C[a]T scanners. 
Slows down the lines as well.

Also, are there any standards on ALARA for cats being passed through airport

security x-ray units?

Hey, it's Friday afternoon.

Stewart Farber

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