9.8 Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Patient Death

Contact the attending or on-call Nuclear Medicine physician immediately if a patient containing therapeutic quantities of a radiopharmaceutical expires.  Notify EHS as soon as possible.

  • Notify the hospital morgue prior to transferring a body containing therapeutic quantities of radioactive material.
  • Prior to transfer to the hospital morgue, a record must be attached to the body indicating the radionuclide, date, quantity, and area of the radiopharmaceutical administration.