澳门金沙最新官方网址:Radiation-scan patients may trip airport alarms

日期:2019-03-02 02:09:09 作者:琴壹 阅读:

IF YOU are hot, you’ll get stopped. People who have recently had a radiation scan risk triggering security alarms at airports and being detained for questioning. Patients around the world undergo many millions of medical procedures involving radioactivity every year, including thyroid, bone and heart scans, and iodine therapy. For up to a month afterwards, radiation in their bodies can be detected by sensors meant to prevent people from smuggling ingredients for dirty bombs. Last year a 55-year-old pilot took thallium-201, which has a half-life of 73 hours,