Practices of nuclear medicine technologists in the management of low-level radioactive waste in selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Radioactive Waste
Descriptive method was utilized in the study. The self-made questionnaire was based on the Nuclear Regulations Licensing and Safeguards Division (NRLSD) Bulletin No. 89-4 of Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI). The respondents of the study were nuclear medicine technologist in selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila. A total of 36 respondents participated and were identified using purposive sampling. The study used a self-made research instrument in the form of questionnaire. Data was analyzed using mean, percentage, frequency, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test for independents means. Based on the results, majority of the respondents aged 18-30 years. old, composed mostly of medical technologists with a length of service of one (1) to three (3) years. Most of the practices in the management of low-level radioactive waste were performed to a very high extent by the respondents; only few were practiced to a high extent. Practices in the management of low-level radioactive waste involving radioactive containers for solid and liquid waste as well as the flushing of excreta from the patient were only practiced to a high extent by the respondents. Regardless of the age, profession and length of service, the respondents have the same practices in the management of low-level radioactive waste.
Abrantes, M. A., Combas, R., Elevado, K., & Fernandez, H. M. (2013). Practices of nuclear medicine technologists in the management of low-level radioactive waste in selected hospitals in Cavite and Metro Manila. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/122/