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Nuke-Tek by Ann Marie Alessi

Radioiodine Bioassays

May 27, 2014
Ann Marie Alessi, BS, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, Product Sales Manager, Nuclear Medicine, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

Radioiodinated compounds and solutions undergo decomposition that may result in the volatilization of radioiodine. If this occurs, individuals working with these materials have a potential for accidental ingestion or inhalation of radioactive iodine. Once inside the body, the iodine concentrates in the thyroid and irradiates that organ. A bioassay program will enable the Radiation Safety staff to monitor and determine the radioiodine burden in an individual’s thyroid. >>



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