MIRD Head and Brain Dosimetry

Lionel G. Bouchet, Wesley E. Bolch,

Barry W. Wessels

and

David Weber

Addresses available neuroimaging applications in nuclear medicine internal dosimetry for both children and adults. Contains comprehensive tables of absorbed fractions and S values for all models and radiopharmaceuticals, along with steps for verifying calculations and tabulations.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Description of the Pediatric Head and Brain Models

  • The Shape of the Head
  • The Skin of the Head
  • The Skeletal Regions
  • The Regions of the Spine
  • The Soft Tissue Regions (Excluding Brain)
  • The Brain and its Subregions

Dosimeric Data

  • Radiation Transport Simulation
  • Absorbed Fractions of Energy
  • Radionuclide S values

Conclusions

References