Relative risk analysis in regulating the use of radiation-emitting medical devices. A preliminary application

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This report describes a preliminary application of an analysis approach for assessing relative risks in the use of radiation- emitting medical devices. Results are presented on human-initiated actions and failure modes that are most likely to occur in the use of the Gamma Knife, a gamma irradiation therapy device. This effort represents an initial step in a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to evaluate the potential role of risk analysis in regulating the use of nuclear medical devices. For this preliminary application of risk assessment, the focus was to develop a basic process using existing techniques for identifying the ... continued below

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Jones, E. D.; Banks, W. W.; Altenbach, T. J. & Fischer, L.E. September 1, 1995.

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This report describes a preliminary application of an analysis approach for assessing relative risks in the use of radiation- emitting medical devices. Results are presented on human-initiated actions and failure modes that are most likely to occur in the use of the Gamma Knife, a gamma irradiation therapy device. This effort represents an initial step in a US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) plan to evaluate the potential role of risk analysis in regulating the use of nuclear medical devices. For this preliminary application of risk assessment, the focus was to develop a basic process using existing techniques for identifying the most likely risk contributors and their relative importance. The approach taken developed relative risk rankings and profiles that incorporated the type and quality of data available and could present results in an easily understood form. This work was performed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the NRC.

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INIS; OSTI as TI96000406

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  • Other: TI96000406
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6323
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--120051
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/105843 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105843
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623288

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Jones, E. D.; Banks, W. W.; Altenbach, T. J. & Fischer, L.E. Relative risk analysis in regulating the use of radiation-emitting medical devices. A preliminary application, report, September 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623288/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.