Volume 54, Number 3, July-September 2019
|Page(s)||181 - 185|
|Published online||02 July 2019|
Exposure of children with neuroblastoma to ionizing radiation during computed tomography and nuclear medicine imaging – a single centre experience
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Pomeranian Medical University,
Unii Lubelskiej 1,
2 Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
3 Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Oncology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland
Accepted: 5 June 2019
Purpose: To calculate cumulative doses of ionizing radiation absorbed by children with neuroblastoma during diagnostic CT and NM scans. Method: Retrospective analysis of 267 CT and NM scans performed in 21 children treated in 2009–2015. Results: The cumulative effective dose absorbed per child ranged from 58 to 536 mSv and was highest in infants under 3 years. Conclusion: Children with suspected neuroblastoma may be exposed to significant doses of radiation during the whole period of diagnosis and monitoring the progress of treatment.
Key words: effective dose / diagnostic imaging / exposure / cumulative dose
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