Assessing the need for a routine monitoring program in three Nuclear Medicine centers in Chile

R. Astudillo, A. Hermosilla, G. Díaz-Londoño, M. García
2015 Radioprotection - Revue de la Societé Francaise de Radioprotection  
The workers performing different activities with radionuclides in nuclear medicine centers are at potential risk of external exposure and internal contamination. The IAEA Safety Guide N • RS-G-1.2 proposed criteria for determining the need for a routine monitoring program to assess internal contamination. For this purpose, an Excel template containing the IAEA criteria was applied in three nuclear medicine centers in Chile. The results show that it is necessary to carry out a routine monitoring
more » ... program for five workers who handle 131 I and three for 99m Tc. We propose to implement this template at a national level in order to improve the conditions of radiation protection in the participating centers.
doi:10.1051/radiopro/2014036 fatcat:wdbqjwcgdve73cn5jcq3hj2jzq