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Fetal and maternal absorbed dose estimates for positron-emitting molecular imaging probes

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Published in Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2014, vol. 55, no. 9, p. 1459-66
Abstract PET and hybrid (PET/CT and PET/MR) imaging currently play a pivotal role in clinical diagnosis, staging and restaging, treatment, and surveillance of several diseases. As such, limiting the radiation exposure of special patients, such as pregnant women, from PET procedures is an important challenge that needs to be appropriately addressed because of the high sensitivity of the developing embryo/fetus to ionizing radiation. Therefore, accurate radiation dose calculation for the embryo/fetus and pregnant patient from common positron-emitting radiotracers is highly desired.
Keywords Dihydroxyphenylalanine/analogs & derivatives/pharmacokineticsFemaleFetus/radiation effectsFluorodeoxyglucose F18/pharmacokineticsHumansMolecular ImagingPheochromocytoma/radionuclide imagingPositron-Emission Tomography/methodsPregnancyRadiation Dosage
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PMID: 25024424
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Research group Imagerie Médicale (TEP et TEMP) (542)
Project FNS: SNF 31003A-149957
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XIE, Tianwu, ZAIDI, Habib. Fetal and maternal absorbed dose estimates for positron-emitting molecular imaging probes. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2014, vol. 55, n° 9, p. 1459-66. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:44519

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