Nurse Exposure Doses Resulted From Bone Scintigraphy Patient

Tuncman D., Kovan B., Poyraz L., ÇAPALI V., Demir B., Turkmen C.

9th International Physics Conference of the Balkan-Physical-Union (BPU), İstanbul, Turkey, 24 - 27 August 2015, vol.1722 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1722
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4944205
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Bone scintigraphy is used for displaying the radiologic undiagnosed bone lesions in nuclear medicine. It's general indications are researching bone metastases, detection of radiographically occult fractures, staging and follow-up in primary bone tumors, diagnosis of paget's disease, investigation of loosening and infection in orthopedic implants. It is applied with using Tc-99m labeled radiopharmaceuticals (e.g (99m) Tc MDP, Tc-99m HEDP and Tc-99m HMDP). 20 -25 mCi IV radiotracer was injected into vein and radiotracer emits gamma radiation. Patient waits in isolated room for about 3 hours then a gamma camera scans radiation area and creates an image. When some patient's situation is not good, patients are hospitalized until the scanning because of patients' close contact care need. In this study, measurements were taken from ten patients using Geiger Muller counter. After these measurements, we calculated nurse's exposure radiations from patient's routine treatment, examination and emergency station.