Understanding radiologic and nuclear terrorism as public health threats: Preparedness and response perspectives

Daniel J. Barnett, Cindy L. Parker, David W. Blodgett, Rachel K. Wierzba, Jonathan M. Links

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Abstract

Terrorism dates back to antiquity, but our understanding of it as a public health threat is still in its nascent stages. Focusing on radiation and nuclear terrorism, we apply a public health perspective to explore relevant physical health and psychosocial impacts, the evolving national response infrastructure created to address terrorism, and the potential roles of nuclear medicine professionals in preparing for and responding to radiologic and nuclear terrorism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1653-1661
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume47
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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