Technologist approach to global dose optimization

Academic Article


  • Nuclear medicine technologists are specialized health professionals who cover a wide range of tasks from clinical routine (including image acquisition and processing, radiopharmaceutical dispensing and administration, patient care, and radiopro-tection tasks) to leading clinical research in the field of nuclear medicine. As a fundamental concern in all radiation sciences applied to medicine, protection of individuals against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation must be constantly revised and applied by the professionals involved in medical exposures. The acknowledgment that nuclear medicine technologists play a prominent role in patient management and several procedural steps, both in diagnostic and in therapeutic nuclear medicine applications, carries the duty to be trained and knowledgeable on the topic of radiation protection and dose optimization. An overview on selected topics related to dose optimization is presented in this article, reflecting the similarities and particularities of dose reduction–related principles, initiatives, and practicalities from a global perspective.
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  • Costa PF; Testanera G; Camoni L; Terwinghe C; Bailey EA; Bolus NE; Alden TM
  • Start Page

  • 75
  • End Page

  • 82
  • Volume

  • 47
  • Issue

  • 1