Patient Dosimetry is usually based on the MIRD scheme. The
ICRP have proposed a model for this and calculated dosimetry values using this model. We
believe their model overestimates the radiation dose to the patient by a factor of two and
also give our own calculations. We also discuss the issue of fetal dosimetry if the
patient is pregnant.
Staff can also be concerned due to the fact that the Kr81m
gas does leak into the atmosphere when the patient breathes out. We have calculated some
figures for the dosimetry of this. Another concern is if a technologist is pregnant. Can they continue with lung scans?