Extremity exposure in nuclear medicine: preliminary results of a European study.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Extremity exposure in nuclear medicine: preliminary results of a European study.
Journal
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Author(s)
Sans Merce M., Ruiz N., Barth I., Carnicer A., Donadille L., Ferrari P., Fulop M., Ginjaume M., Gualdrini G., Krim S., Mariotti F., Ortega X., Rimpler A., Vanhavere F., Baechler S.
ISSN
1742-3406 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0144-8420
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
144
Number
1-4
Pages
515-520
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The Work Package 4 of the ORAMED project, a collaborative project (2008-11) supported by the European Commission within its seventh Framework Programme, is concerned with the optimisation of the extremity dosimetry of medical staff in nuclear medicine. To evaluate the extremity doses and dose distributions across the hands of medical staff working in nuclear medicine departments, an extensive measurement programme has been started in 32 nuclear medicine departments in Europe. This was done using a standard protocol recording all relevant information for radiation exposure, i.e. radiation protection devices and tools. This study shows the preliminary results obtained for this measurement campaign. For diagnostic purposes, the two most-used radionuclides were considered: (99m)Tc and (18)F. For therapeutic treatments, Zevalin(®) and DOTATOC (both labelled with (90)Y) were chosen. Large variations of doses were observed across the hands depending on different parameters. Furthermore, this study highlights the importance of the positioning of the extremity dosemeter for a correct estimate of the maximum skin doses.
Keywords
Europe, Extremities/radiation effects, Fingers/radiation effects, Fluorine Radioisotopes/analysis, Humans, Nuclear Medicine/manpower, Nuclear Medicine/methods, Occupational Exposure/prevention & control, Radiation Dosage, Radiation Monitoring/methods, Radiation Protection/methods, Radioisotopes/analysis, Radiometry/methods, Reproducibility of Results, Skin/radiation effects, Technetium/analysis
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