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Giving radioiodine? Think about airport security alarms.
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PMID:  22226338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
An increased sensitivity of airport detectors, a growing number of isotopic tests, and globalization of the society have raised a number of false positive radioactive alarms at airports and public places. This paper presents two new cases of patients who triggered airport security alarms after receiving 740MBq of (131)I for non-toxic goitre and attempts to compare surprisingly limited literature concerning this problem. A 57-year-old man triggered a security alarm at three different airports on the 17th, 28th, and 31st day after radioiodine exposure. Interestingly enough, in the meantime, on the 18th and 22nd day, no radiation was detected in him at the airport where he was twice detained as a source of radiation later on. The second case presents a 45-year-old woman who activated security alarm detectors while crossing a border on her coach trip 28 days after radioiodine administration.
S Kaniuka-Jakubowska; A Lewczuk; K Mizan-Gross; L Obołończyk; P Lass; K Sworczak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de medicina nuclear     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0212-6982     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208726     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Med Nucl     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier España, S.L. and SEMNIM. All rights reserved.
Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.
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