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dc.contributor.authorElshami, Wiam
dc.contributor.authorErdemir, R. Uslu
dc.contributor.authorAbuzaid, M.M.
dc.contributor.authorCavli, Baris
dc.contributor.authorIssa, Bashar
dc.contributor.authorTekin, H.O.
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-25T08:31:41Z
dc.date.available2022-04-25T08:31:41Z
dc.date.issued2022en_US
dc.identifier.citationElshami, W., Erdemir, R. U., Abuzaid, M. M., Cavli, B., Issa, B., & Tekin, H. O. (2022). Occupational radiation dose assessment for nuclear medicine workers in turkey: A comprehensive investigation. Journal of King Saud University - Science, 34(4) doi:10.1016/j.jksus.2022.102005en_US
dc.identifier.issn1018-3647
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksus.2022.102005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12713/2660
dc.description.abstractObjective: Radioisotopes are used extensively in nuclear medicine. Analysis of occupational doses received by medical radiation workers, especially nuclear medicine staff dealing with radioisotopes, contributes significantly to enhancing safe practice and promoting radiation protection measures in the radiology department. The current study aimed to determine the time trend and the differences in occupational radiation dose among nuclear medicine workers. Methods: Readings of 394 OSL dosimeters were obtained from 31 medical workers and grouped into five worker groups (technologist, physician, nurse, radio-pharmacist, and radio-physicist). Results: The average number of workers dropped to 4.5 in 2020 and 2021 compared to 14.4 in 2014 to 2019. The average annual effective dose and skin dose for all workers based on measurements for a typical yearly workload of 5000 patients were 1.21 (±1.15) mSv and 2.86 (±1.32) mSv, respectively. The highest average annual effective and skin dose was 5.41 and 5.82 mSv, respectively. The NM technologist working in PET/CT received higher mean and maximum effective and skin doses than the other worker groups. Conclusion: The annual effective and skin doses were below the national legislation and international standards. However, improvements in radiation protection practices could be implemented to reduce occupational radiation dose to NM technologists, the most exposed worker group in this study. © 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1016/j.jksus.2022.102005en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectNuclear Medicineen_US
dc.subjectOccupational Radiation Doseen_US
dc.subjectOSLen_US
dc.subjectPET CTen_US
dc.subjectRadiationen_US
dc.subjectRadiation Protectionen_US
dc.titleOccupational radiation dose assessment for nuclear medicine workers in Turkey: A comprehensive investigationen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİstinye Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Doğa Bilimleri Fakültesi, Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.authorID0000-0002-0997-3488en_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorTekin, Huseyin Ozan
dc.identifier.volume34en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of King Saud University - Scienceen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.contributor.scopusauthorid56971130700en_US


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