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Title: Comparative analysis of dosimetry parameters for nuclear medicine

For years many have employed the concept of ``total-body dose`` or ``whole-body dose,`` i.e., the total energy deposited in the body divided by the mass of the body, when evaluating the risks of different nuclear medicine procedures. The effective dose equivalent (H{sub E}), first described in ICRP Publication 26, has been accepted by some as a better quantity to use in evaluating the total risk of a procedure, but its use has been criticized by others primarily because the tissue weighting factors were intended for use in the radiation worker, rather than the nuclear medicine patient population. Nevertheless, in ICRP Publication 52, the ICRP has suggested that the H{sub E} may be used in nuclear medicine. The ICRP also has published a compendium of dose estimates, including H{sub E} values, for various nuclear medicine procedures at various ages in ICRP Publication 53. The effective dose (E) of ICRP Publication 60 is perhaps more suitable for use in nuclear medicine, with tissue weighting factors based on the entire population. Other comparisons of H{sub E} and E have been published. The authors have used the program MIRDOSE 3.1 to compute total-body dose, H{sub E}, and E for 62 radiopharmaceutical procedures, based onmore » the best current biokinetic data available.« less
Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
684477
Report Number(s):
ORISE-99-0164-Vol.2; CONF-960536-PROC.-Vol.2
ON: DE99002904; TRN: IM9943%%168
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. international radiopharmaceutical dosimetry symposium, Gatlinburg, TN (United States), 7-10 May 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1999; Related Information: Is Part Of Sixth international radiopharmaceutical dosimetry symposium: Proceedings. Volume 2; S.-Stelson, A.T. [ed.] [comp.]; Stabin, M.G.; Sparks, R.B. [eds.]; Smith, F.B. [comp.]; PB: 401 p.
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; DOSIMETRY; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIATION DOSES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; M CODES; ICRP