Radiation safety and nuclear medicine policies and procedures

Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 1999 Jul;8(3):577-81, xi.

Abstract

There is a growing concern over possible adverse effects from medical applications of ionizing radiation. Hospital personnel must be educated in procedures to minimize exposure to themselves and their patients. Basic radiation safety procedures to protect personnel and patients are discussed. Examples of the nuclear medicine policies and procedures used for lymphatic mapping are provided.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Maximum Allowable Concentration
  • Nuclear Medicine / standards*
  • Radiation Protection*
  • Radiopharmaceuticals

Substances

  • Radiopharmaceuticals