Effective dose to adult patients from 338 radiopharmaceuticals estimated using ICRP biokinetic data, ICRP/ICRU computational reference phantoms and ICRP 2007 tissue weighting factors.

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Effective dose represents the potential risk to a population of stochastic effects of ionizing radiation (mainly lethal cancer). In recent years, there have been a number of revisions and updates influencing the way to estimate the effective dose. The aim of this work was to recalculate the effective dose values for the 338 different radiopharmaceuticals previously published by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalEJNMMI Physics
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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