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Measurement of (131)I activity in thyroid of nuclear medical staff and internal dose assessment in a Polish nuclear medical hospital.

Measurement of (131)I activity in thyroid of nuclear medical staff and internal dose assessment in a Polish nuclear medical hospital.
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Brudecki K, Kowalska A, Zagrodzki P, Szczodry A, Mroz T, Janowski P, Mietelski JW,


Brudecki K, Kowalska A, Zagrodzki P, Szczodry A, Mroz T, Janowski P, Mietelski JW, (click to view)

Brudecki K, Kowalska A, Zagrodzki P, Szczodry A, Mroz T, Janowski P, Mietelski JW,

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Radiation and environmental biophysics 2016 12 3156(1) 19-26 doi 10.1007/s00411-016-0674-1
Abstract

This paper presents results of (131)I thyroid activity measurements in 30 members of the nuclear medicine personnel of the Department of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine Holy Cross Cancer Centre in Kielce, Poland. A whole-body spectrometer equipped with two semiconductor gamma radiation detectors served as the basic research instrument. In ten out of 30 examined staff members, the determined (131)I activity was found to be above the detection limit (DL = 5 Bq of (131)I in the thyroid). The measured activities ranged from (5 ± 2) Bq to (217 ± 56) Bq. The highest activities in thyroids were detected for technical and cleaning personnel, whereas the lowest values were recorded for medical doctors. Having measured the activities, an attempt has been made to estimate the corresponding annual effective doses, which were found to range from 0.02 to 0.8 mSv. The highest annual equivalent doses have been found for thyroid, ranging from 0.4 to 15.4 mSv, detected for a cleaner and a technician, respectively. The maximum estimated effective dose corresponds to 32% of the annual background dose in Poland, and to circa 4% of the annual limit for the effective dose due to occupational exposure of 20 mSv per year, which is in compliance with the value recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

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