Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--22

Bremsstrahlung dose of therapeutic beta nuclides in bone and muscle


HC Manjunatha 
 Department of Physics, Government College for Women, Kolar, Karnataka, India

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H C Manjunatha
Department of Physics, Government College for Women, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka
India

In the nuclear medicine, beta nuclides are released during the treatment. This beta interacts with bone and muscle and produces external Bremsstrahlung (EB) radiation. Present work formulated a new method to evaluate the EB spectrum and hence the Bremsstrahlung dose of therapeutic beta nuclides (Lu-177, Sr-90, Sm-153, I-153, Cs-137, Au-201, Dy-165, Mo-99, Sr-89, Fe-59, P-32, Ho-166, Sr-92, Re-188, Y-90, Pr-147, Co-60, K-42) in bone and muscle. The Bremsstrahlung yields of these beta nuclides are also estimated. Bremsstrahlung production is higher in bone than that of muscle. Presented data provides a quick and convenient reference for radiation protection and it can be quickly employed to give a first pass dose estimate prior to a more detailed experimental study.


How to cite this article:
Manjunatha H C. Bremsstrahlung dose of therapeutic beta nuclides in bone and muscle.Indian J Nucl Med 2013;28:17-22


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Manjunatha H C. Bremsstrahlung dose of therapeutic beta nuclides in bone and muscle. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];28:17-22
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