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dc.contributor.authorRushforth, DP
dc.contributor.authorPratt, BE
dc.contributor.authorChittenden, SJ
dc.contributor.authorMurray, IS
dc.contributor.authorCauser, L
dc.contributor.authorGrey, MJ
dc.contributor.authorGear, JI
dc.contributor.authorDu, Y
dc.contributor.authorFlux, GD
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T15:31:35Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.citationNuclear medicine communications, 2017, 38 (3), pp. 266 - 272
dc.identifier.issn0143-3636
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.icr.ac.uk/handle/internal/571
dc.identifier.eissn1473-5628
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/mnm.0000000000000634
dc.description.abstractThe administration of radionuclide therapies presents significant radiation protection challenges. The aim of this work was to develop a delivery system for intravenous radioisotope therapies to substantially moderate radiation exposures to staff and operators. A novel device (InfuShield) was designed and tested before being used clinically. The device consists of a shielded enclosure which contains the therapeutic activity and, through the hydraulic action of back-to-back syringes, allows the activity to be administered using a syringe pump external to the enclosure. This enables full access to the pump controls while simultaneously reducing dose to the operator. The system is suitable for use with all commercially available syringe pumps and does not require specific consumables, maximising both the flexibility and economy of the system. Dose rate measurements showed that at key stages in an I mIBG treatment procedure, InfuShield can reduce dose to operators by several orders of magnitude. Tests using typical syringes and infusion speeds show no significant alteration in administered flow rates (maximum of 1.2%). The InfuShield system provides a simple, safe and low cost method of radioisotope administration.
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dc.format.extent266 - 272
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subjectRadioisotopes
dc.subjectEquipment Design
dc.subjectSyringes
dc.subjectOccupational Exposure
dc.subjectRadiation Protection
dc.titleInfuShield: a shielded enclosure for administering therapeutic radioisotope treatments using standard syringe pumps.
dc.typeJournal Article
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1097/mnm.0000000000000634
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-03
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.relation.isPartOfNuclear medicine communications
pubs.issue3
pubs.notesNo embargo
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Radioisotope Physics
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Radioisotope Physics/Radioisotope Physics (hon.)
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/Royal Marsden Clinical Units
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pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Radioisotope Physics
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/ICR Divisions/Radiotherapy and Imaging/Radioisotope Physics/Radioisotope Physics (hon.)
pubs.organisational-group/ICR/Primary Group/Royal Marsden Clinical Units
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume38
pubs.embargo.termsNo embargo
icr.researchteamRadioisotope Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.icrauthorPratt, Brendaen
dc.contributor.icrauthorFlux, Glennen
dc.contributor.icrauthorMarsden,en


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