Accession Number:

ADA539771

Title:

Depleted Uranium (DU) Follow-up Program Update

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE

Report Date:

2010-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Outstanding Questions Will health effects of DU develop in the cohort as it grows older What are the health effects of concern related to effects of DU embedded fragments on adjacent tissues Should even small pieces of DU shrapnel be removed Development of in Situ Surveillance Protocol Objective To identify and manage prevent health effects related to fragment retention Risk of the development of tumors at fragment sites Foreign body effects Medical implants hip, knee joints, dental implants, etc - Bullets Chemical effects In Situ Imaging Methods for Surveillance of Fragments and Surrounding Tissue Current using x-ray films to look for changes in the shape and other physical characteristics of the fragments Exploring other available imaging methods for identifying pre-neoplastic lesions or primary stage tumors.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE