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Workshop 6 - Estimating Patient Doses for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and PET


TBC Sydney NSW

The Effective Dose from Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and PET scans can be estimated using population based kinetic models of radiopharmaceuticals. These kinetic models are used to estimate equivalent dose delivered to organs and effective doses to “standard” adults and children.

Course Overview

This workshop will review the concepts of dose quantities and radiation risks associated with diagnostic nuclear medicine and PET imaging and will build up on this knowledge to enable the participants to carry out simple estimation of effective doses from radiopharmaceuticals.

Workshop program
  • Overview of radiation dose quantities and radiation weighting factors
  • Radiation doses to patients from diagnostic imaging
  • MIRD
  • Protection of foetus and infants from diagnostic investigations on pregnant or lactating women

Practical: Estimating effective doses (ICRP 60 and ICRP 103)

Organisers: Will Ryder

COURSE FEES (GST inclusive)

NSW Health DIMP Registrar: $0
NSW Health Employee: $125
External to NSW Health: $150


Venue to be confirmed
Sydney NSW