[ RadSafe ] Cardiolite Fate

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Tue May 18 17:18:55 CDT 2010

Dear Group:


Yesterday I received both Tl-201 & Tc-99m as a intravenous cocktail during a
cardiac stress test.  The dose was 3 mCi Tl-201 and 20 mCi "Cardiolite"
Tc-99m for imaging.  By the time I got home, I was quite radioactive, with
my Ludlum Model 19 measuring 5000 uR/Hr at a distance of 4 meters.
According to the information that I received, the test amounts to a 3.45 REM
total effective dose.


Should I be avoiding my girlfriend for the next week or two?  She works at
Los Alamos and I don't want to "contaminate" her.


The good news is that no problems were found!




Dan ii


Dan W McCarn, Geologist
108 Sherwood Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
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