Recommendations to reduce hand exposure for standard nuclear medicine procedures

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_9C6897C4B71E
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Recommendations to reduce hand exposure for standard nuclear medicine procedures
Périodique
Radiation Measurements
Auteur(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
1350-4487 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Volume
46
Numéro
11
Pages
1330-1333
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The optimization of the extremity dosimetry of medical staff in nuclear medicine was the aim of the Work Package 4 (WP4) of the ORAMED project, a Collaborative Project (2008-2011) supported by the European Commission within its 7th Framework Programme. Hand doses and dose distributions across the hands of medical staff working in nuclear medicine departments were evaluated through an extensive measurement program involving 32 hospitals in Europe and 139 monitored workers. The study included the most frequently used radionuclides, (99m)Tc- and (18)F-labelled radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and (90)Y-labelled Zevalin (R) and DOTATOC for therapy. Furthermore, Monte Carlo simulations were performed in different predefined scenarios to evaluate separately the efficacy of different radiation protection measures by comparing hand dose distributions according to various parameters. The present work gives recommendations based on results obtained with both measurements and simulations. This results in nine practical recommendations regarding the positioning of the dosemeters for an appropriate skin dose monitoring and the best protection means to reduce the personnel exposure.
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