Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article



Radiation exposure and patient organ dose measurement from 18F-FDG in a PET/CT facility

Mehmet Erdogan, Umit Kara.

Abstract
Background: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a radiopharmaceutical (radioactive tracer), generally used in the medical indicator on positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT). PET/CT is an essential device for patientsí diagnosis and their responses to treatment; it uses radioactive tracers for diagnosis. PET/CT is used with a special detector and worked with a computer to evaluate the sick organ and the functions of the tissues. PET/CT scanning is a special type of nuclear medicine indicator, highly used in clinics. In this study, we aimed to measure the level of radiation and its effectiveness in mentioned organs in PET/ CT devices. In the basis of this study, we want to reveal the level of radiation in different age range of patientís absorbed organ 18F-FDG. Methods: The absorbed organís radiation level and the affected organís radiation level were calculated in accordance with Monte Carlo (MC) methods. Results: The results for the patientís target organs in the used phantoms showed variations in age stages when compared with those determined by the MC simulation. These variances result from the structural anatomical differences in the age studied and in significant changes in the relation to their activity rate. Conclusion: The medical radiation which is exposed from PET/CT studies should be important in all the patients groups, furthermore, is more considerable in pediatric and adolescence patients. The As Low As Reasonably Achievable principle must be implemented in either by reducing the radiation dose on PET/CT or by considering alternative diagnostic imaging unit or device should be used.

Key words: Positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT), florodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG), radiation protection.



Similar Articles

Traumatic brain injury induced by exposure to blast overpressure via ear canal.
Ou Y, Clifton BA, Li J, Sandlin D, Li N, Wu L, Zhang C, Chen T, Huang J, Yu Y, Allison J, Fan F, Roman RJ, Shaffery J, Zhou W, Pang Y, Zhu H
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 115-121

Positron emission tomography imaging for the assessment of mild traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy: recent advances in radiotracers.
Huang CX, Li YH, Lu W, Huang SH, Li MJ, Xiao LZ, Liu J
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 74-81

Optical coherence tomography angiography findings in proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Kilani A, Werner JU, Lang GK, Lang GE
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zei. 2021; ():

Dopamine D2/3 receptor availability in alcohol use disorder and individuals at high risk: Towards a dimensional approach.
Gleich T, Spitta G, Butler O, Zacharias K, Aydin S, Sebold M, Garbusow M, Rapp M, Schubert F, Buchert R, Heinz A, Gallinat J
Addiction biology. 2021; 26(2): e12915

MAB_2355c Confers Macrolide Resistance in by Ribosome Protection.
Guo Q, Zhang Y, Fan J, Zhang H, Zhang Z, Li B, Chu H
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2021; (): AAC0033021


Full-text options


Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• CiteIndex: Articles & Statistics







Advertisement
American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW




ScopeMed.com
CiteIndex.org
CancerLine
FoodsLine
PhytoMedline
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMedģ Information Services.