Title

Radiation protection practices of nuclear medicine technologists in selected hospitals in Metro Manila and Cavit

Date of Completion

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine

Abstract

The descriptive method of research was used in this study. Using purposive sampling technique, the respondents were 24 nuclear technologists. The researchers used a self-made questionnaire that determined the profile and radiation protection practices of nuclear medicine technologists. Statistical tools employed were mean, frequency, percentage, standard deviation and t-test. Based on the careful analysis of the gathered data, the researchers arrived at the following conclusions: (1) Respondents aged 25 years old and below and above 25 years old are equal in number when grouped according to their age bracket. Most of the respondents are female, medical technologists and have a length of service of 3 years and below; (2) The respondents practice a very great extent in disposing all potential contaminated items and radioactive wastes in designated receptacle. The respondents’ least priority is using syringe shield (guards) to reduce radiation dose to fingers when dispensing and handling radioactive sources with tong and forceps; (3) Respondents who belong to different age groups and length of service, either male or female, practice radiation protection to a same extent; (4) Medical technologists practice radiation protection to a greater extent than radiologic technologists.

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