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Triggering of Radiation Alarms Following Use of Radionuclide

Purpose:

To determine the length of time during which a patient might be able to trigger a radiation alarm after receiving a radionuclide.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

travel

ICD-10:

J70.0, J70.1, K52.0, K62.7, L58, T66, W88, W91, Z08.1

Description:

A person who has received a radionuclide for diagnosis or therapy may excrete the chemical for several days. This may be sufficient to trigger radiation alarms at airports, government offices or other sites.

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