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Table 7 Recommended restriction durations for inpatient and outpatient 177Lu-DOTATATE administrations to limit dose for close relatives to 1.0 mSv per cycle and 0.3 mSv per year for members of the public

From: Radiation precautions for inpatient and outpatient 177Lu-DOTATATE peptide receptor radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumours

Restriction Inpatient therapy period Outpatient therapy period
Restrict day contact < 1 m and sleep apart from partner 15 days 16 days
Restrict contact < 1 m with < 2-year-old child 16 days 17 days
Restrict contact < 1 m with child aged 2–5 years 13 days 13 days
Restrict contact < 1 m with child aged 5–11 years 9 days 10 days
Remain off work 5 days 6 days
Private transport No restriction No restriction
Public transport at time of discharge 1 h 1 h
Public transport at 9 days post-therapy 3 h 3 h