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Pediatric radiation dosimetry for positron-emitting radionuclides using anthropomorphic phantoms

Published inMedical physics, vol. 40, no. 10, 102502
Publication date2013
Abstract

Positron emission tomography (PET) plays an important role in the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and surveillance of clinically localized diseases. Combined PET/CT imaging exhibits significantly higher sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy than conventional imaging when it comes to detecting malignant tumors in children. However, the radiation dose from positron-emitting radionuclide to the pediatric population is a matter of concern since children are at a particularly high risk when exposed to ionizing radiation.

Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Monte Carlo Method
  • Organ Specificity
  • Phantoms, Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography/instrumentation
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiometry/instrumentation
Citation (ISO format)
XIE, Tianwu et al. Pediatric radiation dosimetry for positron-emitting radionuclides using anthropomorphic phantoms. In: Medical physics, 2013, vol. 40, n° 10, p. 102502. doi: 10.1118/1.4819939
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