Radiation dose to veterinarians and veterinary technicians during performance of radioiodine treatment of Felis catus
The purpose of this project is to determine I-131 uptake of veterinarians or veterinary staff when radioiodine (I-131) is administered via injection to domesticated cats (Felis catus) with hyperthyroidism. Currently, veterinarians and staff perform a bioassay either every three months or if they have administered a cumulative 10 mCi of I-131. Veterinarians and staff undergo specific training for the handling of radioiodine injection of cats to minimize and prevent an intake. A bioassay is performed post cat injection to determine if I-131 was inhaled or absorbed. The frequency of these bioassays ...
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