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The Use of Dosimetry in the Planning of Patient Therapy

  • Michael A. Stabin
  • Glenn D. Flux
Chapter
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Arguments for the use of radiation dose calculations in the planning of therapy with radiopharmaceuticals are presented. The technical basis for radiation dose calculations are briefly reviewed, and approaches to the use of dosimetry in radionuclide therapy by various investigators are discussed. Although resistance remains in the nuclear medicine community to adding this component to the treatment of patients undergoing these therapies, the literature basis demonstrating improved outcomes with dosimetry planning is extensive

Keywords

Dose Calculation Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy Radionuclide Therapy Biologically Effective Dose Medical Internal Radiation Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Marsden Hospital, Institute of Cancer ResearchSuttonUK

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