Necessity of Internal Monitoring for Nuclear Medicine Staff in a Large Specialized Chinese Hospital
AbstractThis work intends to quantify the risk of internal contaminations in the nuclear medicine staff of one hospital in Henan province, China. For this purpose, the criteria proposed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to determine whether it is necessary to conduct internal individual monitoring was applied to all of the 18 nuclear medicine staff members who handled radionuclides. The activity of different radionuclides used during a whole calendar year and the protection measures adopted were collected for each staff member, and the decision as to whether nuclear medicine staff in the hospital should be subjected to internal monitoring was made on the basis of the criteria proposed by IAEA. It is concluded that for all 18 members of the nuclear medicine staff in the hospital, internal monitoring is required. Internal exposure received by nuclear medicine staff should not be ignored, and it is necessary to implement internal monitoring for nuclear medicine staff routinely. View Full-Text
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Wang, H.-B.; Zhang, Q.-Z.; Zhang, Z.; Hou, C.-S.; Li, W.-L.; Yang, H.; Sun, Q.-F. Necessity of Internal Monitoring for Nuclear Medicine Staff in a Large Specialized Chinese Hospital. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 418.
Wang H-B, Zhang Q-Z, Zhang Z, Hou C-S, Li W-L, Yang H, Sun Q-F. Necessity of Internal Monitoring for Nuclear Medicine Staff in a Large Specialized Chinese Hospital. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(4):418.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Hong-Bo; Zhang, Qing-Zhao; Zhang, Zhen; Hou, Chang-Song; Li, Wen-Liang; Yang, Hui; Sun, Quan-Fu. 2016. "Necessity of Internal Monitoring for Nuclear Medicine Staff in a Large Specialized Chinese Hospital." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 4: 418.
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