[ RadSafe ] TLD Readings in Checked Luggage

MCCORMICK, LUKE I luke.mccormick at dhs.gov
Fri Sep 7 09:28:58 CDT 2007

It really depends on which airport you travel through as many have
different types of scanners from standard cabinet x-rays to CT systems.
The highest recorded dose I have seen is 211 mrem then a bunch around
140 mrem, and a few around 35 mrem. The carry-on baggage scanners are
usually only around 1 mrem at most.

Luke McCormick, Health Physicist
US Customs & Border Protection
6650 Telecom Dr. Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Voice: (317) 614-4844
Fax: (317) 298-1139
Pager: (877) 554-9459
Cell: (317) 710-8742

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of Sewell, Linda
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 5:22 PM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] TLD Readings in Checked Luggage

Hi All,

Has anyone had any experience with the TLD doses to expect if a TLD is
placed in checked luggage? If so, please give me a call or send me an
e-mail with the dose received and the estimated energies.



> Linda Sewell, CHP
Senior Health Physicist
> Diablo Canyon Power Plant
> MS 119/1/122
> PO Box 56
> Avila Beach, CA 93424
> 805.545.4315 (voice)
> 805.545.2618 (fax)
> mailto:lms1 at pge.com
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