Absorbed fractions for dose calculations of neuroreceptor PET studies

Alden N. Bice, Jonathan M. Links, Dean F. Wong, Henry N. Wagner

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A simple Monte Carlo program was constructed for the purpose of calculating absorbed fractions of relevance to neurologic positron-emission-tomography studies. The caudate, putamen, and cerebellum regions of the brain were mathematically modeled to serve as source regions for the absorbed-fraction calculations for positron-annihilation photons. The target organs were the caudate, putamen, cerebellum, brain, spine portion in the head, skull, and head. Absorbed fractions were also calculated for a uniform ring source which encircled the head phantom.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1985


  • Positron emission tomography


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