Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Users Online: 1038  
DOSIMETRY
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-138

Dosimetric Considerations in Radioimmunotherapy and Systemic Radionuclide Therapies: A Review


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
2 Department of Radiology, Columbia University, USA

Correspondence Address:
Kelvin S.H Loke
Consultant, Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Singapore General Hospital
Singapore
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.89780

PMID: 22144871

Rights and Permissions

Radiopharmaceutical therapy, once touted as the "magic bullet" in radiation oncology, is increasingly being used in the treatment of a variety of malignancies; albeit in later disease stages. With ever-increasing public and medical awareness of radiation effects, radiation dosimetry is becoming more important. Dosimetry allows administration of the maximum tolerated radiation dose to the tumor/organ to be treated but limiting radiation to critical organs. Traditional tumor dosimetry involved acquiring pretherapy planar scans and plasma estimates with a diagnostic dose of intended radiopharmaceuticals. New advancements in single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography systems allow semi-quantitative measurements of radiation dosimetry thus allowing treatments tailored to each individual patient.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4701    
    Printed299    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded848    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 12    

Recommend this journal