|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||Boggs Building, 3-39|
|TITLE:||Screening Criteria for Skin Contamination in a Radiological Emergency|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Nolan Hertel, Co-Chair (NRE/MP)
Dr. Armin Ansari, Co-Chair (NRE)
Dr. C.K. Wang (NRE/MP)
In response to a nuclear or radiological emergency, potentially contaminated individuals are screened for external contamination. During the screening process, a threshold screening level is used to triage into two groups: one consisting of those individuals who need to be decontaminated and the other consisting of those who are either uncontaminated or will be given instructions for self-decontamination. Several organizations have suggested generic contamination levels for this threshold. However, differing assumptions made during the development of these values regarding the radionuclides present, the distance between the contaminated surface and the detector, the extent of contamination, the detector type, etc. have led to potential disagreement between the suggested screening values.