A comparison of dose savings of lead and lightweight aprons for shielding of 99m-Technetium radiation.

@article{WarrenForward2007ACO,
  title={A comparison of dose savings of lead and lightweight aprons for shielding of 99m-Technetium radiation.},
  author={Helen M Warren-Forward and Paul Cardew and Bradley D Smith and Llewellyn Clack and Kym McWhirter and Stacey E. Johnson and Kimberly Wessel},
  journal={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2007},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={89-96}
}
Nuclear medicine technologists (NMTs) have the highest effective doses of radiation among medical workers. With increase in the use of lightweight materials in diagnostic radiography, the aim was to compare the effectiveness of lead and lightweight aprons in shielding from 99m-Technetium ((99m)Tc) gamma rays. The doses received from a scattering phantom to the entrance, 9cm depth and exit of a phantom were measured with LiF:Mg, Cu, P thermoluminescent dosemeters (TLDs). Doses and spectra were… CONTINUE READING