Navigation Links
Child-specific doses for pediatric PET patients
Date:2/1/2010

imaging for the best diagnosis possible.

Image quality for PET depends strongly on the patient's weight and body build. In other words, the larger and heavier the patient, the more injection dose or possibly a longer scan time is needed to obtain a quality image. For patients who are lighter and have less body masssuch as in pediatric patientsless injection dose or a reduced scan time may still allow for high-quality images.

"The results of this study show that, due to children's relatively small size and light weight, it is possible to reduce radiological dose (or scan time) while preserving image quality as compared to PET imaging in adults," said Dr. Accorsi, whose research was supported through a Research Fellow Award by the Society for Pediatric Radiology Research and Education Foundation. "Minimizing exposure to radiation is important to all patients, but especially for young children."

CHOP-Penn researchers acquired and analyzed data from 73 patients. The patients' weight ranged from 25 pounds to 200 pounds. Researchers report in their study that when following an injection protocol proportional to weight, the data quality of PET images was found to improve with decreasing weight. The study provides practical injection protocols to trade this advantage for decreased scan time or dose at constant image quality.

Studies such as the one published in JNM are helping physicists and physicians gather new data about improving dose regimens to get the highest-quality diagnostic image while using the lowest amount of radiation practical, adhering to the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" (ALARA) principle.


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Shaw
ashaw@snm.org
703-652-6773
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise
2. More Than 4 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Allocated to Pennsylvania Since Start of Vaccination Effort
3. Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled
4. Variable Doses of Radiation Raise Safety Concerns for CT Procedures
5. Nearly 3 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Allocated to Pennsylvania since Start of Vaccination Effort
6. Heart Failure Drug May Help More in Higher Doses
7. Medical Tests Hit Heart Patients With High Doses of Radiation
8. FDA Initiative Seeks to Reduce Accidental Overdoses
9. 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
10. New research suggests how low doses of radiation can cause heart disease and stroke
11. Health Department Announces First Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Arrive in Pennsylvania
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Dawn Echols’ professional background spans success in multiple ... has honed her people skills and led her ... ( http://dawningphoenix.com ) work includes private practice, EAP, ... violence. , As owner and executive director ... and groups for a variety of disorders. Dawn ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Ticket Down is reliable source ... Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. The 2014 Guinness ... and it is an eight team tourney. The tournament ... teams from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier League, and ... out on the pitch include: Manchester United, Manchester City, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Braintree, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... the Summit Provider Exchange technology solution ... office integration efforts and support collaboration with their ... 242 bed acute-care medical center located in New ... 800,000 seasonal visitors with a variety of inpatient ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers report ... far fewer germs around. In their experiments, the ... more germs from one person to the other than ... the more casual exchange might suffice as a cultural ... findings are published in the August issue of the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... recipe app for iOS, App is available on iTunes for ... first of its kind, Audio Chef allows you to listen ... gourmet cuisine the easy way: simply get out the ingredients ... no need to measure or prepare ingredients ahead of time, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dawn M. Echols, M.S., LPC of Dawning Phoenix Speaks at Newly Formed Task Force 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 3Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 2Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 3Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 2Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 3Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 4
... , , DENVER, Aug. 25 ... the life of a beloved pet--yours or someone else,s. Morris Animal Foundation,s (MAF) ... animal lovers an opportunity to improve the future of animal health. ... names of the pet owner and the pet and include a built-in frame ...
... for a non-invasive diagnostic test , TUESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay ... oral cancer, researchers have found that saliva contains at least ... U.S. researchers measured microRNA levels in the saliva of 50 ... They identified at least 50 microRNAs that may be associated ...
... , WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 Covenant ... States $4.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False ... , This settlement resolves allegations that Covenant submitted false ... violated the Stark Law. The Stark Law prohibits a hospital ...
... , IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25 Masimo ... and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that ... Report as one of ,America,s Best Children,s Hospitals, has completed ... , , Masimo SET has been clinically ...
... , Clearinghouse Served Hundreds of Community-Based Health Organizations ... A casualty of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,s draconian cuts in ... The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, which operated the program ... of AIDS that all funding for it had been eliminated. , ...
... 2009) The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the ... Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences doctoral students ... program, established in 1988, is comprised of two Henry ... Each fellow receives a stipend and travel support. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Honor Spirit and Memory of a Special Pet During National Pet Memorial Month 2Health News:Saliva May Help Spot Oral Cancer Early 2Health News:Update: Covenant Medical Center to Pay U.S. $4.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations 2Health News:Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Completes Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry Technology 2Health News:Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Completes Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry Technology 3Health News:Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Completes Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry Technology 4Health News:Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Completes Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry Technology 5Health News:Schwarzenegger's Budget Cuts Force Closure of California AIDS Clearinghouse 2Health News:Henry M. Jackson Foundation names fellowship award winners 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014 Reportbuyer.com has ... Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 ... bone densitometry scan is a special type of X-ray ... bone. It is used primarily to detect osteopenia or ... and the risk of fractures is high. The purpose ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- June 28 th , 2014 ... has developed the AMAS cancer test, is making its AACC ... date, the test, which is a serum-based in vitro immunoassay, ... as a significant tool in the fight against cancer recurrence. ... With an estimated 17 million cancer survivors in the US ...
(Date:7/28/2014)...  Surgical Theater, LLC announced today the addition ... Board. New members include Ori J. Braun ... and New Technologies for Given Imaging Ltd., and ... President and General Manager of Philips Healthcare,s Computer ... technology to brain surgery and has developed software-based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 2Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 3Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 4Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 5Oncolab, Inc. Exhibits Pioneering AMAS Cancer Test at AACC 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 2Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 3Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 4Surgical Theater Names Former Given Imaging Ltd. and Philips Healthcare Executives to Business Advisory Board 5
... Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts -- BEIJING, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by ...
... FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 8 International Isotopes Inc. (OTC ... an agreement with URENCO USA to provide assistance to ... State of New Mexico permitting processes. INIS ... Commission (NRC) in December 2009 for the construction of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 2Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 3Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 4Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 5Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 6Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 7Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Engagement of RedChip Companies to Lead Public and Investor Relations Efforts 8International Isotopes Inc. Announces Completion of a Licensing and Permitting Assistance Agreement with URENCO USA 2International Isotopes Inc. Announces Completion of a Licensing and Permitting Assistance Agreement with URENCO USA 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: