Volume 2, Issue 1

Original research papers

Radiation in Medicine


Jozef Sabol, Jana Hudzietzová, Bedřich Šesták

Pages: 31-34

DOI: 10.21175/RadJ.2017.01.007

Received: 29 FEB 2016, Received revised: 24 APR 2016, Accepted: 10 MAY 2016, Published online: 20 APR 2017

During the manipulation with radiopharmaceuticals, workers in nuclear medicine always receive certain exposure which is continuously monitored and strictly controlled by relevant national regulatory authorities. This exposure should be minimized following the ALARA principle and be at all times below prescribed limits or reference levels. The paper presents some results of the assessment of radiation doses of nuclear medicine personnel where special attention is paid to the exposure of the extremities and to the skin of hands in particular. It has been observed that the skin dose of some workers may exceed the relevant annual dose limit and therefore some measures should be adopted to reduce this exposure. The situation in the Czech Republic related to the radiation burden of workers in nuclear medicine is outlined and conclusions discussed.
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