An assessment of finger doses received by staff while preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94817
Title:
An assessment of finger doses received by staff while preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.
Authors:
Hastings, David L; Hillel, P G; Jeans, Steve; Waller, M L
Abstract:
Good working practice and legal obligation impose a duty on nuclear medicine departments to check syringe activities before administration to a patient. If syringe guards are used to reduce staff exposure while drawing up injections, the guard has to be removed to measure the activity in a conventional reentrant ionization chamber type calibrator. Alternatively, the activity may be checked in a purpose-built syringe calibrator which allows the assay of the activity in the syringe without the need to remove the syringe guard. Finger doses received during the dose preparation and injection are a cause for concern. This study investigated the finger and whole-body doses received when using each of these calibrators, and compared the results with those obtained by an operator who did not measure the dose at all. The results demonstrated that although the finger doses are small, measurement of the syringe activities in a conventional ionization chamber increases the dose by a factor of 2 above that which would occur if no activity measurements were made, whereas the use of the specialized syringe calibrator gave finger doses only marginally above those obtained with no activity measurement.
Affiliation:
North West Medical Physics, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
An assessment of finger doses received by staff while preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals. 1997, 18 (8):785-90 Nucl Med Commun
Journal:
Nuclear Medicine Communications
Issue Date:
Aug-1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/94817
PubMed ID:
9293510
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0143-3636
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorHastings, David Len
dc.contributor.authorHillel, P Gen
dc.contributor.authorJeans, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorWaller, M Len
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-24T10:07:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-24T10:07:31Z-
dc.date.issued1997-08-
dc.identifier.citationAn assessment of finger doses received by staff while preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals. 1997, 18 (8):785-90 Nucl Med Communen
dc.identifier.issn0143-3636-
dc.identifier.pmid9293510-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/94817-
dc.description.abstractGood working practice and legal obligation impose a duty on nuclear medicine departments to check syringe activities before administration to a patient. If syringe guards are used to reduce staff exposure while drawing up injections, the guard has to be removed to measure the activity in a conventional reentrant ionization chamber type calibrator. Alternatively, the activity may be checked in a purpose-built syringe calibrator which allows the assay of the activity in the syringe without the need to remove the syringe guard. Finger doses received during the dose preparation and injection are a cause for concern. This study investigated the finger and whole-body doses received when using each of these calibrators, and compared the results with those obtained by an operator who did not measure the dose at all. The results demonstrated that although the finger doses are small, measurement of the syringe activities in a conventional ionization chamber increases the dose by a factor of 2 above that which would occur if no activity measurements were made, whereas the use of the specialized syringe calibrator gave finger doses only marginally above those obtained with no activity measurement.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshFingers-
dc.subject.meshHealth Personnel-
dc.subject.meshHippurates-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInjections-
dc.subject.meshIodine Radioisotopes-
dc.subject.meshNuclear Medicine-
dc.subject.meshOccupational Exposure-
dc.subject.meshRadiopharmaceuticals-
dc.subject.meshSyringes-
dc.subject.meshTechnetium Tc 99m Mertiatide-
dc.titleAn assessment of finger doses received by staff while preparing and injecting radiopharmaceuticals.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNorth West Medical Physics, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalNuclear Medicine Communicationsen

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