Measurements of the Ionising Radiation Level at a Nuclear Medicine Facility Performing Pet/Ct Examinations
Piotr Tulik , Magdalena Kowalska , Natalia Golnik , Anna Budzyńska , Mirosław Dziuk
AbstractThis paper presents the results of radiation level measurements at workplaces in a nuclear medicine facility performing PET/CT examinations. This study meticulously determines the staff radiation exposure in a PET/CT facility by tracking the path of patient movement. The measurements of the instantaneous radiation exposure were performed using an electronic radiometer with a proportional counter that was equipped with the option of recording the results on line. The measurements allowed for visualisation of the staff's instantaneous exposure caused by a patient walking through the department after the administration of 18F-FDG. An estimation of low doses associated with each working step and the exposure during a routine day in the department was possible. The measurements were completed by determining the average radiation level using highly sensitive thermoluminescent detectors.
|Journal series||Radiation Protection Dosimetry, ISSN 0144-8420|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in Polish||PET/CT, narażenie na promieniowanie, medycyna nuklearna|
|Keywords in English||exposure to radiation, nuclear medicine|
|Score|| = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.917 (2) - 2016=0.936 (5)|
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