Ms. Jana Hudzietzová MSc.
Future Forces Forum
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
The Safety at Work Involving the Manipulation with Unsealed Radioactive Sources
POSTER: Unsealed radioactive sources are used in many applications including nuclear medicine where they serve for both diagnostic and therapy purposes. In any handling of these sources the persons are always subjected to some exposure coming both from external radiation and internal contamination. This exposure has to be controlled and kept within the relevant dose limits and preferably as low as reasonably achievable taking into account the existing circumstances. The paper summarises the radiation protection requirements related to the manipulation with radiopharmaceuticals where special attention has been paid to the assessment of the equivalent dose to the skin of workers based on the use of specific thermoluminiscent dosimeters. The results of such measurement as well as procedures for the monitoring of the workplace have been described. A similar approach can also be applied in the exposure assessment and protection of persons in the case of the contamination resulting from a radiological attack.
At present, Miss Jana Hudzietzová, MSc. is a PhD. student at the Department of Health Care Disciplines and Population Protection specializing in radiation protection of workers handling unsealed radioactive substances in nuclear medicine. Jana was engaged in several projects aimed at the assessment of personal exposure of workers. She is an author or co-author of more than 20 publications and papers published in scientific journals or presented at national and international conferences in the Czech Republic and abroad.