Radiation safety concerns associated with preparing the dosage, treating and releasing the patient, and managing radioactive waste

Authored by: William D. Erwin

Handbook of Radioembolization

Print publication date:  October  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498742016
eBook ISBN: 9781315369150
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315369150-7

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Abstract

7.1 Introduction

135

7.2 The written directive

136

7.2.1 Authorized user

137

7.2.2 Yttrium-90 microspheres absorbed dose-related properties

138

7.2.3 SIR-Spheres prescription

138

7.2.4 TheraSphere prescription

140

7.2.5 Alternative radioembolization prescription methods

140

7.2.6 Reportable medical event

141

7.3 Dosage delivery to and preparation in the hot lab

142

7.3.1 SIR-Spheres dosage dispensing and preparation

144

7.3.2 TheraSphere dosage dispensing and preparation

145

7.3.3 Exposure rate measurement of dosage vials

148

7.3.4 Dosage cart preparation

148

7.4 Radiation safety during treatment in the IR suite

151

7.4.1 Immediate preadministration

151

7.4.2 During administration

153

7.4.3 Immediate postadministration

154

7.5 Patient release

155

7.5.1 To the public

156

7.5.2 Hospital admission

157

7.6 Significant posttreatment events

158

7.6.1 Surgery: Liver resection or transplant, or other

158

7.6.2 Autopsy, burial, or cremation

158

7.7 Radioactive waste

159

7.7.1 Residual activity assay

159

7.7.2 Example procedure measurements and calculations

160

7.7.3 Storage for decay and disposal

162

7.8 Conclusions

163

References

163

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