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

Abstract

This 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.
Author Piotr Tulik IMIB
Piotr Tulik,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Magdalena Kowalska - The Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology (WEiTI) [Politechnika Warszawska (PW)]
Magdalena Kowalska,,
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, Natalia Golnik IMIB
Natalia Golnik,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Anna Budzyńska - Affidea MASOVIA PET-CT CENTER
Anna Budzyńska,,
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, Mirosław Dziuk - Affidea MASOVIA PET-CT CENTER
Mirosław Dziuk,,
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Journal seriesRadiation Protection Dosimetry, ISSN 0144-8420
Issue year2016
Pages1-9
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in PolishPET/CT, narażenie na promieniowanie, medycyna nuklearna
Keywords in Englishexposure to radiation, nuclear medicine
DOIDOI:10.1093/rpd/ncw228
URL http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/08/18/rpd.ncw228.abstract
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.917 (2) - 2016=0.936 (5)
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