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Assurance of radiological quality protection in surgical procedures with the application of radioactive markers

Anna Żórawska, Aldona Kowalska, Janusz Słuszniak, Jacek Sygut, Stanisław Góźdź, Jacek Niziołek, Marek Jurkiewicz
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71010-X
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(2):51-54.

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Vol 9, No 2 (2004)
Published online: 2004-01-01
Submitted: 2003-09-22

Abstract

At the Hollycross Cancer Center in Kielce thyroid procedures are performed with the application of radioisotope I131 and intraoperative gammaradioactive detectors. This procedure involves exposure to a radioactive isotope and is based (according to the “Atomic Law”, chapter 2, and art. 4) on the administration of a radioactive substance to the patient to obtain a medical diagnosis or treatment. According to this Law permission is needed to ensure radiological safety and protection.

Surgical procedures with the use of a radioactive marker is a process of co consisting of several stages, which involves the staff from different departments. The process begins at the moment of administration of a radioactive marker at the Unit of Diagnosis and Radioiodine Treatment of the Endocrinology Department. Then the patient is transferred to the Operating Theatre where surgical procedures are carried oat. The whole process ends at the Department of Surgical Pathology. There the biological material is examined.

Because of the many participants in the whole process it was necessary to define the course, tasks and responsibility of each person, so that it would run properly according to the rules of radiological protection and the system of quality management introduced at the Hollycross Cancer Center.

Abstract

At the Hollycross Cancer Center in Kielce thyroid procedures are performed with the application of radioisotope I131 and intraoperative gammaradioactive detectors. This procedure involves exposure to a radioactive isotope and is based (according to the “Atomic Law”, chapter 2, and art. 4) on the administration of a radioactive substance to the patient to obtain a medical diagnosis or treatment. According to this Law permission is needed to ensure radiological safety and protection.

Surgical procedures with the use of a radioactive marker is a process of co consisting of several stages, which involves the staff from different departments. The process begins at the moment of administration of a radioactive marker at the Unit of Diagnosis and Radioiodine Treatment of the Endocrinology Department. Then the patient is transferred to the Operating Theatre where surgical procedures are carried oat. The whole process ends at the Department of Surgical Pathology. There the biological material is examined.

Because of the many participants in the whole process it was necessary to define the course, tasks and responsibility of each person, so that it would run properly according to the rules of radiological protection and the system of quality management introduced at the Hollycross Cancer Center.

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Keywords

thyroid cancer; surgery; irradiation; quality assurance

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Title

Assurance of radiological quality protection in surgical procedures with the application of radioactive markers

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 9, No 2 (2004)

Pages

51-54

Published online

2004-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71010-X

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(2):51-54.

Keywords

thyroid cancer
surgery
irradiation
quality assurance

Authors

Anna Żórawska
Aldona Kowalska
Janusz Słuszniak
Jacek Sygut
Stanisław Góźdź
Jacek Niziołek
Marek Jurkiewicz

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