Lymphoscintigraphy and Radiation – Occupational Exposure During Sentinel Node Assay

  • Elma Kučukalić-Selimović Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
  • Amra Skopljak-Beganović Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
  • Nermina Bešlić Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
  • Amela Begić Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
  • Sadžida Begović-Hadžimuratović Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
  • Zdenka Dražeta Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Sarajevo Clinics Center
Keywords: Lymphoscintigraphy, sentinel node, radiation exposure

Abstract

Ionizing radiation has many practical applications, but it is also, as it is well known, dangerous to human health. The purpose of this study was to estimate the dose and exposure for medical staff involved in sentinel node assay and to determine how safe this assay really is. The theoretical method was used for calculation. Three groups of medical staff were selected: nuclear medicine specialist, nuclear medicine technologist and a surgeon. The results obtained show that the most exposed staff member is nuclear medicine specialist and that dose received by the surgeon is smaller then the dose limit.

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Lymphoscintigraphy and Radiation – Occupational Exposure During Sentinel Node Assay
Published
2006-11-20
How to Cite
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Kučukalić-Selimović E, Skopljak-Beganović A, Bešlić N, Begić A, Begović-Hadžimuratović S, Dražeta Z. Lymphoscintigraphy and Radiation – Occupational Exposure During Sentinel Node Assay. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2006Nov.20 [cited 2020Oct.22];6(4):42-4. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3118
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Short Communication