Current standard values of fetal dosimetry deriving from 18F-FDG injection in pregnant women are estimated from animal data. The present communication offers a revision of fetal dosimetry values calculated from recently published human data, in which fetal 18F-FDG uptake was directly observed in vivo. The final doses were obtained from the observed time-integrated activity coefficients and a new generation of anthropomorphic voxel-based pregnancy phantoms.
- Radiation safety
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging