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Thyroi cancer

Siriporn Tonnonchiang, Nopamon Sritongkul, Pachee Chaudakshetrin, Malulee Tuntawiroon
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid cancer patients treated with 1-131 are potential source of radiation exposure to relatives who are knowingly and willingly exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of providing comfort to patients undergoing I-131 therapy. This study aims to determine radiation dose received by relatives who care for non self-supporting 1-131 patients at Siriraj Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Twenty caregivers of 20 patients underwent I-131 therapy for thyroid cancer with a standard protocol were given specific instructions with regard to radiation safety and provided with electronic digital dosimeter to continuously measure radiation dose received on daily basis, three days in the hospital...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
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