Decontaminating cobalt-60 from wounds
Removing radionuclide contamination from wounds in tissue is essential to minimizing incorporation and dose to an individual. This experiment compared the effectiveness of decontaminating wounds inflicted in pig tissue that were contaminated with cobalt-60. The process was established to compare three decontamination methods consisting of: commercially available, non-prescription, surfactant based, non-ionic wound cleanser spray; physiologic saline solution spray; physiologic saline solution pour. Three wound types were used: smooth incision, jagged cut, and blunt force trauma wounds. The ...
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