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Designing of High-Volume PET/CT Facility with Optimal Reduction of Radiation Exposure to the Staff: Implementation and Optimization in a Tertiary Health Care Facility in India.

Jha AK, Singh AM, Mithun S, Shah S, Agrawal A, Purandare NC, Shetye B, Rangarajan V - World J Nucl Med (2015 Sep-Dec)

Bottom Line: Positron emission tomography (PET) has been in use for a few decades but with its fusion with computed tomography (CT) in 2001, the new PET/CT integrated system has become very popular and is now a key influential modality for patient management in oncology.However, along with its growing popularity, a growing concern of radiation safety among the radiation professionals has become evident.We have judiciously developed a PET/CT facility with optimal shielding, along with an efficient workflow to perform high volume procedures and minimize the radiation exposure to the staff and the general public by reducing unnecessary patient proximity to the staff and general public.

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Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Positron emission tomography (PET) has been in use for a few decades but with its fusion with computed tomography (CT) in 2001, the new PET/CT integrated system has become very popular and is now a key influential modality for patient management in oncology. However, along with its growing popularity, a growing concern of radiation safety among the radiation professionals has become evident. We have judiciously developed a PET/CT facility with optimal shielding, along with an efficient workflow to perform high volume procedures and minimize the radiation exposure to the staff and the general public by reducing unnecessary patient proximity to the staff and general public.

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Mentions: Planning and streamlining the workflow properly and consistently can effectively minimize radiation exposure to the professionals [Figure 5]. At the same time, effective sharing of the workload among the professionals may also be introduced to minimize individual radiation exposure.


Designing of High-Volume PET/CT Facility with Optimal Reduction of Radiation Exposure to the Staff: Implementation and Optimization in a Tertiary Health Care Facility in India.

Jha AK, Singh AM, Mithun S, Shah S, Agrawal A, Purandare NC, Shetye B, Rangarajan V - World J Nucl Med (2015 Sep-Dec)

Workflow design of department
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Figure 5: Workflow design of department
Mentions: Planning and streamlining the workflow properly and consistently can effectively minimize radiation exposure to the professionals [Figure 5]. At the same time, effective sharing of the workload among the professionals may also be introduced to minimize individual radiation exposure.

Bottom Line: Positron emission tomography (PET) has been in use for a few decades but with its fusion with computed tomography (CT) in 2001, the new PET/CT integrated system has become very popular and is now a key influential modality for patient management in oncology.However, along with its growing popularity, a growing concern of radiation safety among the radiation professionals has become evident.We have judiciously developed a PET/CT facility with optimal shielding, along with an efficient workflow to perform high volume procedures and minimize the radiation exposure to the staff and the general public by reducing unnecessary patient proximity to the staff and general public.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

ABSTRACT
Positron emission tomography (PET) has been in use for a few decades but with its fusion with computed tomography (CT) in 2001, the new PET/CT integrated system has become very popular and is now a key influential modality for patient management in oncology. However, along with its growing popularity, a growing concern of radiation safety among the radiation professionals has become evident. We have judiciously developed a PET/CT facility with optimal shielding, along with an efficient workflow to perform high volume procedures and minimize the radiation exposure to the staff and the general public by reducing unnecessary patient proximity to the staff and general public.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus