PET Radiation Safety

This tutorial is ideal for all practicing Nuclear Medical Technologists seeking 1 hour of CE.

Proceed to the Tutorial: PET Radiation Safety Tutorial

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PET RADIATION SAFETY IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE  
TUTORIAL: 1 CEU CREDIT 

This tutorial gives an overview of PET Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine.
After completing this tutorial, attendees will be able to:

  • Know that all of the radionuclides used in PET laboratories emit positrons and produce the resultant annihilation radiation
  • Explain why additional radiation safety precautions must be taken into consideration when using PET radiopharmaceuticals
  • Explain the importance of the TDS method for controlling external radiation exposure
  • Explain why the exposure rate of F-18 is approximately six times greater than that of Tc-99m at a distance of approximately 8 inches
  • Know that for PET, barriers, partitions, and shielding must be specially designed to protect personnel, other equipment, and public areas from sources of radioactivity
  • Identify all possible sources of annihilation photons in a PET imaging laboratory
  • State specific things that a NMT can do to minimize his dose, that of other staff members, and patients
  • State how Technologists should receive, calibrate, and inject PET radiotracers and how to dispose of residual activity in specially designed waste bins.

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