Staff radiation doses associated with nuclear medicine procedures--a review of some recent measurements

Nucl Med Commun. 1990 Apr;11(4):271-7. doi: 10.1097/00006231-199004000-00003.


Despite publication of the Approved Code of Practice and the Notes for Guidance, implementation of the UK Ionising Radiation Regulations has required local interpretation by nuclear medicine departments. One problem has been the lack of data upon which decisions can be based. In the last five years we and others have made a number of measurements of radiation doses to staff relating to nuclear medicine practice. This paper collates, summarizes and comments on this information. Where possible, results have been expressed in relation to the workload of an average nuclear medicine department.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Environmental Exposure*
  • Hospital Departments / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Meta-Analysis as Topic
  • Nuclear Medicine Department, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • United Kingdom