Estimates of radiation absorbed doses from radioxenons in lung imaging

H. L. Atkins, J. S. Robertson, B. Y. Croft, B. Tsui, H. Susskind, K. J. Ellis, M. K. Loken, S. Treves

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The principal xenon radioisotopes used in lung imaging are xenon-127 and xenon-133, which are available as the elemental gas or in a sterile saline solution. Other radioxenons, Xe-129m and Xe-131m, may be contaminants of Xe-127, but because of their shorter half-lives their relative contamination decreases with time. The radiation dose for each of these isotopes of xenon is calculated separately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-465
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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