The field of nuclear medicine has changed a lot in the past decades. Technology has gotten
better, so patients are exposed to less radiation. But now workers are doing procedures more
often and using lead aprons less. So they may be exposed to more radiation. This may put them
at higher risk for cancers and other health problems that are related to radiation.
Researchers want to collect data from technologists to learn more about the risks and
appropriate doses of radiation.
To learn more about the risks and appropriate doses of radiation for nuclear medicine
Adults who were first certified in nuclear medicine technology in the United States after
1980. They must be living in the United States. They must not be participants in the USRT
Participants will be recruited online.
Participants will complete an online survey. It will take about a half hour. This will have
questions about their work with nuclear medicine procedures. There will be questions about
the kinds of procedures and how often they do them.
Participants will give a short work history. This will include the names of current and past
Participants will allow researchers to get records of their film badge dose readings. These
will come from dosimetry providers.
Dosimetry data will not be shared with participants. Researchers can t ensure the how
accurate or complete the data are.