Ambient Radiation Monitoring at a Nuclear Medicine Department
Y-C. Lai, Y-F. Huang
Personal integral doses, in work place to professional staffs or at home to family members, imposed by the source-treated patients have been studied most recently elsewhere (Mathieu 1998; Balter 2000; Chien 2000). Real-time monitoring used of high sensitivity detectors to measure radiation levels in public access area at the Nuclear Medicine Department (NMD) is the prime interest of this investigation. The results of this study are used to verify and to improve the facility layout, patient routing ad administrative control measures as part of the on going ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) enhancement program within our University's hospital.
This abstract was presented at the 34th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Radiation Safety and ALARA Considerations for the 21st Century", ALARA Session, 2/4/2001 - 2/7/2001, held in Anaheim, CA.