[ RadSafe ] Nuc Med pt x-contamination of other people

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Fri Dec 2 13:40:57 CST 2011

The wife of one of our lab people received I131 treatment for a thyroid
issue.  Her husband had to be excluded from the counting room, as he had
enough I131 on his person and clothing to be readily detected by several
of the counters.

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Nuc Med pt x-contamination of other people

Is there any documented instances of a nuclear medicine patient
cross-contaminating another person?  I'm even interested in anecdotal

I promise I won't try to promote and market pills to protect anyone from
such events!

Brian Rees
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