NRC Directs Staff to Evaluate the Feasibility and Need for a Study to Determine Radiation Doses to Members of the Public

August 4, 2011

NRC Directs Staff to Evaluate the Feasibility and Need for a Study to Determine Radiation Doses to Members of the Public

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a notice on July 13, 2011, that it has directed agency staff to determine the need for a study to determine radiation doses to members of the general public from patients released after being treated with medical isotopes.

Current NRC regulations allow patients treated with medical isotopes to be released if the expected radiation dose to other individuals is not likely to exceed 500 millirem. 

To view the notice, please visit: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2011/11-128.pdf