Re: Query: protocol for embedding & cutting radioactivie materials

From:Lorraine Gibbs <>

Hi Judy-

Some of our researchers do this on a regular basis. I assume you are
processing the transport area of the tissue. You probably would not want to
process the injection site as it would be too hot. Usually, there is very
little detectable count in the transport area. You need to survey with a
Geiger-Mueller counter. You can also do wipe surveys. You should wear
gloves. And definitely check with the safety officer. You should not handle
the injection site in your lab unless it is a licensed facility and all the
techs have access to radiation safety training and proper equipment.

Good Luck!

Lorraine Gibbs
Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Foote" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: Query: protocol for embedding & cutting radioactivie materials

> Hi,
> A request from one of the researchers, who uses are services regularly,
> received this afternoon on the possibility of our lab embedding (paraffin)
> and cutting brain (rat) slices which have been perfused with radioactive
> iodine.  Does anyone out there have a protocol for such a procedure that
> they could share?  I am still researching the question with our local
> safety officier, but I would appreciate the assistance of fellow
> histologists and technologists, such as yourselves.
> Thanks,
> Judy
> Judy Foote
> Histology Unit, Room 2808
> Medical School Laboratories
> Faculty of Medicine
> Memorial University of Newfoundland

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