Nuclear Cardiology The Basics How to Set Up and Maintain a by Frans J Th Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry Zaret

By Frans J Th Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry Zaret

The objective of this e-book is to supply the description for the "nuts and bolts" institution and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have tried to house the proper matters laboratory director needs to handle in both establishing the laboratory or conserving its aggressive side and scientific competence over the years. The authors essentially tried to spot concerns on the topic of outpatient imaging amenities. in spite of the fact that, the place applicable matters regarding inpatients in hospital-based laboratories also are discussed.

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Doses can be adjusted when necessary Often cheaper than unit dosing ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES Caution Signs Door of areas in which radioactive materials are stored, handled, or imaging is performed must be marked with the standard NRC radiation caution sign: “Caution Radioactive Material” (Fig. 1-4). 18 Nuclear Cardiology, The Basics Dosimeters Staff exposed to >10% of occupational limits for radiation exposure must wear personal dosimeters, such as X-ray film badges and optically stimulated luminescent (OSL) or thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs).

It is not always possible to pump ahead of time so it is important to discuss the storage and time required for decay with the mother prior to performing the imaging procedure. 48 Nuclear Cardiology, The Basics Example of Patient Appointment Information Sheet that Can Be Mailed to a Patient Before the Procedure APPOINTMENT(S): DATE: _______________ TIME: _______________ DATE: _______________ TIME: _______________ Please arrive 15 min prior to your scheduled appointment for registration and insurance purposes.

1-5. Caution sign for radioactive materials. This sign must be posted at the entrance of all areas where radioactive materials are being used. Lead Vials Necessary if preparing radiopharmaceuticals. Lead Pigs and Carrying Cases Necessary to reduce radiation exposure to personnel when carrying doses to different rooms. Lead Syringe Shields Necessary to reduce technologist radiation exposure. Lead-Lined Trash Containers Necessary to store radioactive trash. It is necessary to have a separate container for sharps/needles as well as one for all other waste.

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