Persons being treated medically with radioactive materials may set off anti-terrorism devices now installed in some public places, according to a letter to a medical journal. Doctors said patients need to be informed of the potential problem.
The letter describes a 34 year old man being treated with irradiated iodine who was strip searched twice in Manhatten subway stations before he complained to his doctor. NY's terrorism task force recommended such patients carry a doctor's note.
This indicates that radiation detection devices are being installed in public places and if patients are radioactive they may want to avoid public transportation since, best case scenario, they could be detained while their doctor's note is verified.