Workshop 6 - Estimating Patient Doses for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and PET
4 NOVEMBER 2019
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.
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.
- Overview of radiation dose quantities and radiation weighting factors
- Radiation doses to patients from diagnostic imaging
- 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
NSW Health DIMP Registrar: $0
NSW Health Employee: $125
External to NSW Health: $150
Venue to be confirmed