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The Council’s current scientific program consists of seven program area committees (PACs), an advisory panel, and an ad hoc committee:

Committee

Title

Chair

  CC 1

Radiation Protection Guidance for the United States >

John D. Boice, Jr.
Kenneth R. Kase

PAC 1

Basic Criteria, Epidemiology, Radiobiology, and Risk >

Kathryn D. Held
  SC 1-20 Biological Effectiveness of Photons as a Function of Energy > Steven L. Simon
  SC 1-21 Multiplatform National Approach for Providing Guidance on Integrating Basic Science and Epidemiological Studies on Low-Dose Radiation Biological and Health Effects >

Sally A. Amundson
Jonine L. Bernstein

  SC 1-22 Radiation Protection for Astronauts in Short-Term Missions >

Dudley T. Goodhead
R. Julian Preston

  SC 1-23 Guidance on Radiation Dose Limits for the Lens of the Eye > Eleanor A. Blakely
Lawrence T. Dauer
  SC 1-24 Radiation Exposures in Space and the Potential for Central Nervous System Effects > Leslie A. Braby
Richard S. Nowakowski
PAC 2

Operational Radiation Safety >

Kathryn H. Pryor
  SC 2-6

Radiation Safety Aspects of Nanotechnology >

Mark Hoover
David S. Myers
  SC 2-7 Radiation Safety of Sealed Radioactive Sources > Kathryn H. Pryor
PAC 3

Nuclear and Radiological Security and Safety >

John W. Poston, Sr.
Debra McBaugh Scroggs
  SC 3-1 Guidance for Emergency Responder Dosimetry >

Stephen V. Musolino
Adela Salame-Alfie

PAC 4

Radiation Protection in Medicine >

James A. Brink
Donald L. Miller
  SC 4-5 Radiation Protection in Dentistry Supplement: Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Digital Imaging and Handheld Dental Imaging >

Alan G. Lurie
Mel L. Kantor

  SC 4-6 Administrative Policies for Managing Substantial Dose Procedures and Tissue Reactions Associated with Fluoroscopically-Guided Interventions > Stephen Balter
  SC 4-7 Evaluating and Communicating Radiation Risks for Studies Involving Human Subjects: Guidance for Researchers and Reviewing Bodies > Julie E. Timins
  SC 4-8 Improving Patient Dose Utilization in Computed Tomography > M.K. Kalra
PAC 5

Environmental Radiation and Radioactive Waste Issues >

S.Y. Chen
  SC 5-1 Approach to Optimizing Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incidents > S.Y. Chen
PAC 6

Radiation Measurements and Dosimetry >

Steven L. Simon
  SC 6-8 Operation TOMODACHI Radiation Dose Assessment Peer Review > John E. Till
  SC 6-9 U.S. Radiation Workers and Nuclear Weapons Test Participants Radiation Dose Assessment > Andre Bouville
PAC 7 Radiation Education, Risk Communication, Outreach, and Policy > Paul A. Locke
 

Advisory Panel on Nonionizing Radiation >

 
  Ad Hoc Committee on Education and Training Opportunities > S.Y. Chen

In each area, several activities are underway aimed at the development of NCRP documents. New activities are continuously initiated as current efforts are brought to conclusion.

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