[ RadSafe ] RE: [Radsafe] About I-131 Therapy room for two person.

Michael, Joey L joey-michael at uiowa.edu
Tue Jan 6 09:21:59 CST 2009

41.2(39)Safety precautions.

a.For each patient or human research subject receiving radiopharmaceutical therapy and hospitalized for compliance with 41.2(27), a licensee shall:(1)Provide a private room with a private sanitary facility or a room, with a private sanitary facility, with another individual who also has received therapy with unsealed radioactive material and who also cannot be released under 41.2(27);

Our state regulations make it clear that housing two patients with similar therapies in the same room would be allowed.  

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] [Radsafe] About I-131 Therapy room for two person.

Hello. Mr. or Ms.

I’m working as a researcher in Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety(KINS).


As you know, I-131 unsealed RI is using for caring of thyroid disease.

In some case, for example, thyroid cancer follow up process(150~200mCi giving) need a private therapy room facility including bed, toilet, shower booth, etc…. 


But, many of hospitals are suffering therapy room shortage in our country. This is based on the increasing of thyroid disease. (patients have to wait about 3~4 month for therapy)

So, some hospital want to install the therapy room for two or more person.

(this means two or more patients are locating in one therapy room with some distance)


I want to know the opinion of professionals about this problem.

Also, if you possible, please offer some regulation status in your country.(law, regulation guide, etc…..)



한  상  은

한국원자력안전기술원  방사선규제부  방사선안전총괄실

Tel. (042) 868-0673 /016-591-5345   Fax. (042) 868-0275


Han Sang Eun          
Radiation Protection & Safety Management Dept.

Radiation & Waste Safety Division  

Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety(KINS)  

305-338, Republic of KOREA
Mail. k496hse at kins.re.kr <mailto:k496hse at kins.re.kr>           Tel. +82-42-868-0673



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