Relative risk analysis of the use of radiation-emitting medical devices: A preliminary application

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This report describes the development of a risk analysis approach for evaluating the use of radiation-emitting medial devices. This effort was performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The assessment approach has bee applied to understand the risks in using the Gamma Knife, a gamma irradiation therapy device. This effort represents an initial step to evaluate the potential role of risk analysis for developing regulations and quality assurance requirements in the use of nuclear medical devices. The risk approach identifies and assesses the most likely risk contributors and their relative importance for the medical ... continued below

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Jones, E. D. June 1, 1996.

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This report describes the development of a risk analysis approach for evaluating the use of radiation-emitting medial devices. This effort was performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The assessment approach has bee applied to understand the risks in using the Gamma Knife, a gamma irradiation therapy device. This effort represents an initial step to evaluate the potential role of risk analysis for developing regulations and quality assurance requirements in the use of nuclear medical devices. The risk approach identifies and assesses the most likely risk contributors and their relative importance for the medical system. The approach uses expert screening techniques and relative risk profiling to incorporate the type, quality, and quantity of data available and to present results in an easily understood form.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96014094

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  • Medical technology conference and exposition, Orlando, FL (United States), 9-11 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96014094
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--120051
  • Report No.: CONF-9607151--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 378930
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686432

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Jones, E. D. Relative risk analysis of the use of radiation-emitting medical devices: A preliminary application, article, June 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686432/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.