Applying Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines to the release of patients treated with sodium iodine-131

W. K. Tuttle, P. H. Brown

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Abstract

Objective: This article presents a brief synopsis of the 1997 regulations from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning the release from the hospital of patients treated for thyroid disease with 131I. A simplified checklist is provided to demonstrate the instructions to patients and the new conditions for release of patients containing a higher level of 131I radioactivity than was allowed under the older regulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Iodine-131
  • NRC regulations
  • Patient release regulations
  • Thyroid therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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