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Pediatric radiation dosimetry for positron-emitting radionuclides using anthropomorphic phantoms

Bolch, Wesley E
Lee, Choonsik
Published in Medical Physics. 2013, vol. 40, no. 10, p. 102502
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 AdolescentChildChild, PreschoolFemaleHumansInfantInfant, NewbornMaleMonte Carlo MethodOrgan SpecificityPhantoms, ImagingPositron-Emission Tomography/instrumentationRadiation DosageRadiometry/instrumentation
PMID: 24089923
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Research group Imagerie Médicale (TEP et TEMP) (542)
Project FNS: 31003A-149957
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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 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:40168

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