Effect of patient morphology on dosimetric calculations for internal irradiation as assessed by comparisons of Monte Carlo versus conventional methodologies.

@article{Divoli2009EffectOP,
  title={Effect of patient morphology on dosimetric calculations for internal irradiation as assessed by comparisons of Monte Carlo versus conventional methodologies.},
  author={Antigoni Divoli and Sophie Chiavassa and L Santillana Ferrer and Jacques Barbet and Glenn D. Flux and Manuel Bardies},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={316-23}
}
UNLABELLED Dosimetric calculations are performed with an increasing frequency before or after treatment in targeted radionuclide therapy, as well as for radiation protection purposes in diagnostic nuclear medicine. According to the MIRD committee formalism, the mean absorbed dose to a target is given by the product of the cumulated activity and a dose-conversion factor, known as the S factor. Standard S factors have been published for mathematic phantoms and for unit-density spheres. The… CONTINUE READING

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