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Patients need to know that nuclear medicine procedures can trigger radiation alarms
Date:12/6/2007

RESTON, Va.Twenty million nuclear medicine procedures that detect and evaluate heart disease, brain disorders and cancerand that use radiopharmaceuticals to treat overactive thyroids and some cancersare performed each year. While health care providers in many facilities do provide patients with adequate information about nuclear medicine procedures, theres room for improvement, says a study supported by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that appears in the December Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Patients undergoing diagnostic procedures are less likely than patients undergoing therapeutic procedures to be informed that they could activate radiation alarms in public places, said Armin Ansari, a health physicist in the radiation studies branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. We also found that many health care professionals who administer radiopharmaceuticals to patientsor who communicate with them regarding the radiation safety aspects of their procedureshave not had any formal or systematic training in patient education, communications or counseling, he added.

Before we began the study, casual conversations with patients who received diagnostic procedures (largely stress tests) suggested that many receive neither documentation nor counseling. Some are even unaware that their procedure involved trace amounts of radioactive materials and that they could indeed trigger radiation detection equipment in public places, said Ansari. The study, done in collaboration with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), examined the range of patient release procedures and practices among 66 health care facilities in 12 states. Participating facilities perform a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including cardiac stress tests; positron emission tomography (PET), bone, lung and renal scans; thyroid uptake studies; whole body scans; I-131 hyperthyroid trea
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Contact: Maryann Verrillo
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703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
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