Radiation dose to nurses per nuclear medicine examination

Authors

  • Kanokon Poonak Division of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University
  • Somsri Uaratanawong Division of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University

Keywords:

Radiation dose assessment, Occupational dose, Nuclear medicine nurse, Personal dose monitoring

Abstract

The aim of this study was to estimate radiation doses per study received by nuclear medicine nurses. This study used digital pocket dosimeters to measure the radiation doses received by nurses during the performance of their general nuclear procedures such as; bone scan, multi-gated blood pool scan (MUGA scan), lymphatic scan, parathyroid scan, thyroid scan, myocardial perfusion scan and renal scan. The radiation dose received by each nurse was read directly from the dosimeter and recorded at the end of each procedure. The mean±SD effective doses from MUGA scan, myocardial perfusion (rest), and myocardial perfusion(stress) scans were 2.46±0.66 µSv, 1.5±0.35 µSv, 5.5±0.7µSv respectively, and it could not be detected from other scans. The radiation dose received by nurse working in nuclear medicine was 140.86 µSv/year which was within the occupational dose limit from International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommendations.

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2018-12-28

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Poonak ก, Uaratanawong ส. Radiation dose to nurses per nuclear medicine examination. Thai J Rad Tech [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 28 [cited 2022 May 27];43(1):44-7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjrt/article/view/246332

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