Dosimetric consequences of interstitial extravasation following i.v. administration of a radiopharmaceutical

Eur J Nucl Med. 1987;12(10):522-3. doi: 10.1007/BF00620478.


The worst case radiation dose to tissue due to inadvertent intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical was estimated for the most commonly utilised radioisotopes. The probability of radiation injury induction was examined for the various radionuclides considering the maximal specific activity values encountered in diagnostic practice. A possible approach to the management of incidents involving extravasal activity deposition is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Mathematics
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Radioisotopes / administration & dosage*


  • Radioisotopes