Dose point-kernels for radionuclide dosimetry

Manuel Bardiès, Cheuk Kwok, George Sgouros

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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
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781420033250
ISBN (Print)9780750308168
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Medicine


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