New fetal radiation doses for18F-FDG based on human data

Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Michael G. Stabin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1865-1866
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Dosimetry
  • FDG
  • PET
  • Pregnancy
  • Radiation safety
  • Radiobiology/dosimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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