NRC Unveils Patient Educational Video on Radioactive Drug Therapy

January 26, 2021

Last week, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced the release of the video, “Staying Safe While Getting Better, Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones While Taking Radioactive Drugs.”  This educational video provides radiation safety guidance and precautions that patients can follow before, during, and after treatment with radioactive drugs, in order to keep exposure to others as low as is reasonably achievable. 

The NRC created the video because patients may use social media for information about their treatments with radioactive drugs. The video is available on YouTube at and is also posted to the NRC’s website at Patients can view this video and more educational videos on SNMMI's website here.