Measurement and prediction of the ambient dose equivalent from patients receiving iodine 131 administration after thyroid ablation - Part 1: During the hospitalization
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
|ICS Code (Radiation protection):||13.280|
This document specifies suitable methods for the measurement of ambient dose equivalent rate at a distance from the patient treated with radioiodine to ablate the thyroid. For this purpose, direct measurement of the ambient dose equivalent rate due to the inpatients using an ionization chamber (or other suitable devices) may be employed.
This document addresses the measurement methods, the calibration of ionization chamber and the uncertainty estimation for the measurement of the ambient dose equivalent rate of the patient treated with radioiodine to ablate the thyroid using the ionization chamber.