The August issue of Health Physics was dedicated to a special issue on USTUR research. Presentations from the USTUR’s one-day special session of the 2019 Health Physics Society meeting were published as full length articles, along with an introduction to the special issue and a summary of the roundtable discussion. The special issue was published as one of several activities designed to commemorate 50 years of research at the USTUR.

Commemorative Activities

Commentary: Worthington, P.R., 2019. Introduction to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR) Special Issue. Health Physics 117, 117.

Scientific Manuscripts:

  1. Kathren, R.L., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. The United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A five-decade follow-up of plutonium and uranium workers. Health Physics 117, 118-132.
  2. Birchall, A., Puncher, M., Hodgson, A., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. The importance and quantification of plutonium binding in human lungs. Health Physics 117, 133-142.
  3. Goans, R.E., Toohey, R.E., Iddins, C.J., McComish, S.L., Tolmachev, S.Y., Dainiak, N., 2019. The Pseudo-Pelger Huët Cell as a Retrospective Dosimeter: Analysis of a Radium Dial Painter Cohort. Health Physics 117, 143-148.
  4. Avtandilashvili, M., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. Modeling the skeleton weight of an adult Caucasian man. Health Physics 117, 149-155.
  5. Dumit, S., Avtandilashvili, M., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. Evaluating plutonium intake and radiation dose following extensive chelation treatment. Health Physics 117, 156-167.
  6. Breustedt, B., Avtandilashvili, M., McComish, S.L., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. USTUR Case 0846: Modeling americium biokinetics after intensive decorporation therapy. Health Physics 117, 168-178.
  7. Tabatadze, G., Miller, B.W., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. Mapping 241Am spatial distribution within anatomical bone structures using digital autoradiography. Health Physics 117, 179-186.
  8. Zhou, J.H., McComish, S.L., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. A Monte Carlo t-test to evaluate mesothelioma and radiation in the U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries. Health Physics 117, 187-192.
  9. Lopez, M.A., Nogueira, P., Vrba, T., Tanner, R.J., Ruhm, W., Tolmachev, S.Y., 2019. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations of 241Am activities in three skull phantoms: EURADOS-USTUR Collaboration. Health Physics 117, 193-201.
  10. Tolmachev, S.Y., Avtandilashvili, M., Kathren, R.L., 2019. Estimation of total skeletal content of plutonium and 241Am from analysis of a single bone. Health Physics 117, 202-210.

Forum Article: Tolmachev, S.Y., Swint, M.J., Bistline, R.W., McClellan, R.O., McInroy, J.F., Kathren, R.L., Filipy, R.E., Toohey, R.E., 2019. USTUR special sessions roundtable: United States Transuranium and Uranium Registries (USTUR): A five-decade follow-up of plutonium and uranium workers. Health Physics 117, 211-222.

Special session
Meet the roundtable participants