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Title: Assessment of OEP health's risk in nuclear medicine

Abstract

The use of ionizing radiation has been increased in recent years within medical applications. Nuclear Medicine Department offers both treatment and diagnosis of diseases using radioisotopes to controlled doses. Despite the great benefits to the patient, there is an inherent risk to workers which remains in contact with radiation sources for long periods. These personnel must be monitored to avoid deterministic effects. In this work, we retrospectively evaluated occupationally exposed personnel (OEP) to ionizing radiation in nuclear medicine during the last five years. We assessed both area and personal dosimetry of this department in a known Clinic in Sonora. Our results show an annual equivalent dose average of 4.49 {+-} 0.70 mSv in OEP without showing alarming changes in clinical parameters analyzed. These results allow us to conclude that health of OEP in nuclear medicine of this clinic has not been at risk during the evaluated period. However, we may suggest the use of individual profiles based on specific radiosensitivity markers.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A.P. 1626 Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados CIMAV, A.C. Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico)
  2. (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075692
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1494; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 12. Mexican symposium on medical physics, Oaxaca (Mexico), 16-19 Mar 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DIAGNOSIS; DISEASES; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; DOSIMETRY; HEALTH HAZARDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PATIENTS; PERSONNEL; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOSENSITIVITY; RADIOTHERAPY

Citation Formats

Santacruz-Gomez, K., Manzano, C., Melendrez, R., Castaneda, B., Barboza-Flores, M., Pedroza-Montero, M., Centro de Diagnostico Integral del Noroeste, Luis Donaldo Colosio 23 83000 Centro Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A.P. 1626 Hermosillo, Sonora, and Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora. Assessment of OEP health's risk in nuclear medicine. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764604.
Santacruz-Gomez, K., Manzano, C., Melendrez, R., Castaneda, B., Barboza-Flores, M., Pedroza-Montero, M., Centro de Diagnostico Integral del Noroeste, Luis Donaldo Colosio 23 83000 Centro Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A.P. 1626 Hermosillo, Sonora, & Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora. Assessment of OEP health's risk in nuclear medicine. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764604.
Santacruz-Gomez, K., Manzano, C., Melendrez, R., Castaneda, B., Barboza-Flores, M., Pedroza-Montero, M., Centro de Diagnostico Integral del Noroeste, Luis Donaldo Colosio 23 83000 Centro Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora, Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A.P. 1626 Hermosillo, Sonora, and Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora. Tue . "Assessment of OEP health's risk in nuclear medicine". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764604.
@article{osti_22075692,
title = {Assessment of OEP health's risk in nuclear medicine},
author = {Santacruz-Gomez, K. and Manzano, C. and Melendrez, R. and Castaneda, B. and Barboza-Flores, M. and Pedroza-Montero, M. and Centro de Diagnostico Integral del Noroeste, Luis Donaldo Colosio 23 83000 Centro Hermosillo, Sonora and Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora and Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A.P. 1626 Hermosillo, Sonora and Departamento de Investigacion en Fisica, Universidad de Sonora. A. P. 5-088 Hermosillo, Sonora},
abstractNote = {The use of ionizing radiation has been increased in recent years within medical applications. Nuclear Medicine Department offers both treatment and diagnosis of diseases using radioisotopes to controlled doses. Despite the great benefits to the patient, there is an inherent risk to workers which remains in contact with radiation sources for long periods. These personnel must be monitored to avoid deterministic effects. In this work, we retrospectively evaluated occupationally exposed personnel (OEP) to ionizing radiation in nuclear medicine during the last five years. We assessed both area and personal dosimetry of this department in a known Clinic in Sonora. Our results show an annual equivalent dose average of 4.49 {+-} 0.70 mSv in OEP without showing alarming changes in clinical parameters analyzed. These results allow us to conclude that health of OEP in nuclear medicine of this clinic has not been at risk during the evaluated period. However, we may suggest the use of individual profiles based on specific radiosensitivity markers.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764604},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1494,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}