Dose point-kernels for radionuclide dosimetry

Manuel Bardiès, Cheuk Kwok, George Sgouros

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Abstract

Dose point-kernels (DPKs) are widely used for radionuclide dosimetry. More than three decades ago Loevinger et al. [1] justified the use of ‘Point Source Dose Functions’ (ancestors of DPKs) for emissions: ‘The problem of determining the absorbed dose around a localized particle source in tissue can be separated in two steps. First, the distribution of dose around a (hypothetical) point source of particles in tissue is determined. Second, the dose distribution in and around a localized particle source is calculated by a suitable summation of the elementary point source distribution.'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTherapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Pages158-174
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781420033250
ISBN (Print)9780750308168
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Bardiès, M., Kwok, C., & Sgouros, G. (2002). Dose point-kernels for radionuclide dosimetry. In Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine (pp. 158-174). CRC Press.