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FOREWORD  DOSIMETRY IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE - PART I 

The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular imaging 2011 February;55(1):44-56

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

From imaging to dosimetry and biological effects

Konijnenberg M.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


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The essential steps are explained in calculating a radiation dose for radionuclide therapy from imaging data. As the dose alone is a meaningless value, its consequences in tumour cell kill efficiency and normal tissue damage are explained. The influence of dose rate and inhomogeneous dose distributions are discussed.

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