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Title: Journal Reading: Radiation Biology and Radiation Dose in Special Populations [2015, Lesson 2]

Author(s): see article listings below


CEUs: 0.35

Contact Hours: 3.5

Date Released: 6/11/2015

Expiration Date:  6/11/2018

Activity Type: Knowledge

Target Audience: Pharmacists

Disclosure: Author(s) have nothing to disclose

Citation and Objectives:

This activity consist of three articles published in the nuclear medicine professional literature.  The citation and the learning objectives for each article are listed below.

Brooks Al, Dauer LT. Advances in radiation biology: Effect on nuclear medicine. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 2014; 44:179-186.

  1. Discuss the three unique biological responses observed for low-dose radiation exposure.
  2. Explain the theorized mechanisms of action of cell response(s) to low-dose radiation.
  3. Compare and contrast the Linear No Threshold model hypothesis to recent research findings for low dose radiation exposure.

Stabin MG. Radiation dose concerns for the pregnant or lactating patient. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 2014; 44:479-488.

  1. List the risks to embryo/fetus from in utero exposure to radiation exposure from diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures.
  2. Estimate the embryo/fetus absorbed radiation dose from a radiopharmaceutical administered to the mother.
  3. Explain the assumptions made when calculating excretion of radiopharmaceuticals into breast milk.
  4. Discuss recommended breastfeeding interruption times for various radiopharmaceuticals.

Fahey FH, Treves ST, Adelstein SJ. Minimizing and communicating radiation risk in pediatric nuclear medicine. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011; 52:1240-1251.

  1. Discuss pediatric considerations when calculating radiation dose.
  2. Explain age as a component of radiation induced cancer risk.
  3. Calculate a pediatric dose based on patient weight.
  4. Discuss lifetime risk of death from radiation exposure from nuclear medicine procedures.

Requirements to reveive credit:

  1. Read Lesson
  2. Complete Assessment, passing with a 70%
  3. Complete Lesson Evaluation

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Note:  This continuing education activity has BEEN approved by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties for recertification credit for Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacists. The activity is accredited by ACPE for purposes of continuing pharmacist education and is registered with CEBroker as a Florida Nuclear Pharmacist activity.


The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.