Is eye lens dosimetry needed in nuclear medicine?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618233
Title:
Is eye lens dosimetry needed in nuclear medicine?
Authors:
Wrzesień, M; Królicki, L; Albiniak, Ł; Olszewski, J
Abstract:
The exact level of exposure experienced by nuclear medicine personnel, whose work often requires performing manual procedures involving radioactive isotopes, is associated with the form of radiation source used. The variety of radionuclides and medical procedures, and the yearly increase in the number of patients, as well as the change of the individual dose limit for the lens of the eye from a value of 150 mSv yr-1 to 20 mSv yr-1, mean that issues of eye lens routine dosimetry become interesting from the radiation protection point of view.; This paper presents an analysis of the exposure of the eye lenses of nuclear medicine department personnel, as well as those of personnel in the facilities that produce radiopharmaceuticals for the purpose of diagnosis by positron emission tomography, from the viewpoint of the advisability of routine eye lens exposure monitoring, taking into account changes in the dose limit for the lens of the eye.; The paper considers the two most commonly used radionuclides for diagnostic purposes 99mTc, 18F, and-for therapeutic purposes-131I. Dose measurements were made using thermoluminescent detectors.; The estimated exposure analysis identifies the cases when the maximum annual value of the personal dose equivalent, in terms of Hp(3), exceeds threefold the new limit value (20 mSv yr-1).; It is recommended that Hp(3) doses be routinely monitored in the group of radiopharmacists who label pharmaceuticals with the radionuclide 99mTc and in chemists working in 18F-FDG quality control departments in production units, where this is carried out manually.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Citation:
J Radiol Prot 2018, 38 (2):763-774
Journal:
Journal of Radiological Protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
Issue Date:
Jun-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618233
DOI:
10.1088/1361-6498/aabef5
PubMed ID:
29667600
Additional Links:
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6498/aabef5/meta
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1361-6498
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dc.contributor.authorWrzesień, Men
dc.contributor.authorKrólicki, Len
dc.contributor.authorAlbiniak, Łen
dc.contributor.authorOlszewski, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T09:43:07Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-04T09:43:07Z-
dc.date.issued2018-06-
dc.identifier.citationJ Radiol Prot 2018, 38 (2):763-774en
dc.identifier.issn1361-6498-
dc.identifier.pmid29667600-
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/1361-6498/aabef5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618233-
dc.description.abstractThe exact level of exposure experienced by nuclear medicine personnel, whose work often requires performing manual procedures involving radioactive isotopes, is associated with the form of radiation source used. The variety of radionuclides and medical procedures, and the yearly increase in the number of patients, as well as the change of the individual dose limit for the lens of the eye from a value of 150 mSv yr-1 to 20 mSv yr-1, mean that issues of eye lens routine dosimetry become interesting from the radiation protection point of view.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an analysis of the exposure of the eye lenses of nuclear medicine department personnel, as well as those of personnel in the facilities that produce radiopharmaceuticals for the purpose of diagnosis by positron emission tomography, from the viewpoint of the advisability of routine eye lens exposure monitoring, taking into account changes in the dose limit for the lens of the eye.en
dc.description.abstractThe paper considers the two most commonly used radionuclides for diagnostic purposes 99mTc, 18F, and-for therapeutic purposes-131I. Dose measurements were made using thermoluminescent detectors.en
dc.description.abstractThe estimated exposure analysis identifies the cases when the maximum annual value of the personal dose equivalent, in terms of Hp(3), exceeds threefold the new limit value (20 mSv yr-1).en
dc.description.abstractIt is recommended that Hp(3) doses be routinely monitored in the group of radiopharmacists who label pharmaceuticals with the radionuclide 99mTc and in chemists working in 18F-FDG quality control departments in production units, where this is carried out manually.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6498/aabef5/metaen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protectionen
dc.subjectdosimetryen
dc.titleIs eye lens dosimetry needed in nuclear medicine?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicineen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Radiological Protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protectionen

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