Occupational exposure in the work process of radiology technologists with 68 Ga-labeled radiopharmaceuticals

2022-02-10

The study identified occupational exposure in the work of radiology technologists with 68Ga radiopharmaceuticals, in a Nuclear Medicine service in southern Brazil, by means of observation and document analysis. The occupational exposure related the factors, distance, time and shielding. Thus, it was observed high times during handling of the material, small distances between sources and radiosensitive structures, such as the eye lens and the thyroid gland. It is recommended to reassess and standardize the work, once that critical moments should not be restricted only to dosimetric reading.

Authors: Tayana Portela, Tatiane Sabriela Cagol Camozzato, Rita de Cássia Flor, Gerusa Ribeiro, Juliana Almeida Coelho de Melo, Caroline Scalabrin de Oliveira Alves
; Full Source: Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine 2022 Feb 10;183:110104. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110104.