Dose point-kernels (DPKs) are widely used for radionuclide dosimetry. More than three decades ago Loevinger et al.  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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)