RADIATION EXPOSURE OF THE INVESTIGATOR DURING NAVIGATED FUSION OF 124IODINE PET IMAGING AND ULTRASOUND

Published on Nov 1, 2018in Radiation Protection Dosimetry0.773
· DOI :10.1093/RPD/NCY036
Christian Kühnel5
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Thomas Winkens9
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+ 2 AuthorsMartin Freesmeyer14
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Abstract
: To assess the radiation exposure of the investigator during navigated fusion of nuclear medicine images with ultrasound after application of I-124. Dosimetry with two different types of thermoluminescent detectors (TLD) was performed in 25 patients. The dose rate at the patient's neck was measured with a calibrated dose rate meter (DRM) and served as the standard of reference. The average exposure per investigation at the patient's neck measured by LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs (cumulative: 212 μSv), LiF:Mg,Ti TLDs (cumulative: 112 μSv) and DRM (cumulative: 150.3 μSv). The radiation exposure of the hand during navigated fusion of nuclear medicine imaging with 124I and ultrasound with a mean duration of 13 min is low and comparable between different methods. Yearly examinations are not expected to add a relevant cumulative risk.
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