[ RadSafe ] Guidance for I-131 Patients
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Feb 19 12:46:23 CST 2008
This may not be the one you want, but this looks pretty relevant .
PATIENT RELEASE FROM THE...
SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE
Objectives: The patient who has been dosed with therapeutic activities
of 131I for thyroid carcinoma poses a unique set of problems for nuclear
medicine technologists in their efforts to reduce personnel exposure and
control contamination spread. It is the objective of this article to:
(a) review practical radiation safety concerns associated with
hospitalized 131I therapy patients; (b) propose preventative measures
that can be taken to minimize potential exposure and contamination
problems; and (c) review pertinent federal regulations that apply to
patients containing therapeutic levels of radionuclides.
Hansen, Richard wrote:
>NRC NUREG - 1556, Vol. 9, Rev 2 mentions a pamphlet published by the
>Society of Nuclear Medicine regarding information for patients receiving
>treatment with radioiodine. Does anyone have an electronic version of
>this pamphlet or know where to get one?
>NRC NUREG - 1556, Vol. 9, Rev 2, January 2008
>Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program-Specific Guidance
>About Medical Use Licenses
>Model Procedure for Release of Patients or Human Research Subjects
>Administered Radioactive Materials
>Page U-11 (page 400 in PDF file)
>The Society of Nuclear Medicine published a pamphlet in 1987 that
>provides information for patients receiving treatment with radioiodine.
>This pamphlet was prepared jointly by the Society of Nuclear Medicine
>and the NRC. The pamphlet contains blanks for the physician to fill in
>the length of time that each instruction should be followed. Although
>this pamphlet was written for the release of patients to whom less than
>1,110 megabecquerels (30 millicuries) of iodine-131 had been
>administered, the NRC still considers the instructions in this pamphlet
>to be an acceptable method for meeting the requirements of 10 CFR
>35.75(b), provided the times filled in
>the blanks are appropriate for the activity and the medical condition.
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>Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:02:51 -0800 (PST)
>From: John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] I-131 Patients and Taxi driver
> The NRC recommends (and everybody generally follows) the restriction
>that a patient being treated with I-131 can be released when the
>exposure rate at 1 meter is 7 mrem/hr. See column 2 on page 394 at
>sr1556v9r2-final.pdf#app-u On page 397, it indicates the instructs are
>to be given when the exposure rate exceeds 2 mrem/hour.
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