Estimation of ambient dose equivalent distribution in the 18F-FDG administration room using Monte Carlo simulation

Shuji Nagamine, Toshioh Fujibuchi, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Kazuhiko Himuro, Shinichi Awamoto, Yuji Tsutsui, Yasuhiko Nakamura

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In this study, we estimated the ambient dose equivalent rate (hereafter “dose rate”) in the fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) administration room in our hospital using Monte Carlo simulations, and examined the appropriate medical-personnel locations and a shielding method to reduce the dose rate during FDG injection using a lead glass shield. The line source was assumed to be the FDG feed tube and the patient a cube source. The dose rate distribution was calculated with a composite source that combines the line and cube sources. The dose rate distribution was also calculated when a lead glass shield was placed in the rear section of the lead-acrylic shield. The dose rate behind the automatic administration device decreased by 87 % with respect to that behind the lead-acrylic shield. Upon positioning a 2.8-cm-thick lead glass shield, the dose rate behind the lead-acrylic shield decreased by 67 %.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalRadiological physics and technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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