DESIGNING A COMPUTER CODE TO CALCULATE THE COMMITTED DOSE EQUIVALENT TO INTERNAL ORGANS FOLLOWING THE INJECTION OF A RADIOPHARMACEUTICAL
35th Annual CNS Conference - 2015 May 31 - June 3


Presented at:
35th Annual CNS Conference
2015 May 31 - June 3
Location:
Saint John, Canada
Session Title:
3B2 - Medical Physics and Radiation Biology

Authors:
Z. Keldani (UOIT)
R. Roman (UOIT)
S. Saadi (UOIT)
E. Nichita (UOIT)
  

Abstract

Radiopharmaceuticals are drugs that contain radioactive isotopes and are used in the nuclear medicine field for diagnostic procedures. There is a demand for an effective software to calculate the Committed Dose Equivalent (CDE) to patients. The designed software would be a useful tool for medical professionals in the nuclear medicine field and for any patient interested in knowing the dose received following the injection of a radiopharmaceutical. The aim is to design an affordable and easy to learn tool to estimate the Committed Dose Equivalent to various organs of interest as well as the total body.



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