Cancer and Other Disease Risks in U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologists
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02911155|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2018
The field of nuclear medicine has changed a lot in the past decades. Technology has gotten better, so patients are exposed to less radiation. But now workers are doing procedures more often and using lead aprons less. So they may be exposed to more radiation. This may put them at higher risk for cancers and other health problems that are related to radiation. Researchers want to collect data from technologists to learn more about the risks and appropriate doses of radiation.
To learn more about the risks and appropriate doses of radiation for nuclear medicine technologists.
Adults who were first certified in nuclear medicine technology in the United States after 1980. They must be living in the United States. They must not be participants in the USRT study.
Participants will be recruited online.
Participants will complete an online survey. It will take about a half hour. This will have questions about their work with nuclear medicine procedures. There will be questions about the kinds of procedures and how often they do them.
Participants will give a short work history. This will include the names of current and past employers.
Participants will allow researchers to get records of their film badge dose readings. These will come from dosimetry providers.
Dosimetry data will not be shared with participants. Researchers can t ensure the how accurate or complete the data are.
|Condition or disease|
|Brain Cancer Thyroid Cancer Circulatory Disease Breast Cancer|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||229 participants|
|Official Title:||Cancer and Other Disease Risks in U.S. Nuclear Medicine Technologists|
|Study Start Date :||September 21, 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2, 2022|
US Nuclear Medicine Technologist
radiologic technologists certified in nuclear medicine
- U.S. nuclear medicine tecnologist [ Time Frame: 2016-2022 ]Cancer and other disease risks associated with occupational nuclear medicine radiation exposures
- Administer questionnaire [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]Collect data on nuclear medicine procedures performed, radioisotopes used, related work and safety practices, and places of employment over time.
- Obtain badge doses [ Time Frame: 2016-2019 ]Collect badge doses from the nation's largest commercial dosimetry provider for use in estimating occupational radiation exposures.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02911155
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota, School of Public Health Environmental Health Sciences|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455|
|Principal Investigator:||Cari M Kitahara||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|