1st Edition

Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine

Edited By H. Zaidi, G Sgouros Copyright 2002

    Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine examines the applications of Monte Carlo (MC) calculations in therapeutic nuclear medicine, from basic principles to computer implementations of software packages and their applications in radiation dosimetry and treatment planning. With chapters written by recognized authorit

    The Monte Carlo method: theory and computational issues. Monte Carlo techniques in nuclear medicine dosimetry. Medical imaging techniques for radiation dosimetry. Computational methods in internal radiation dosimetry. Mathematical models of the human anatomy. Monte Carlo codes for use in therapeutic nuclear medicine. Dose point kernels for radionuclide dosimetry. Radiobiology aspects and radionuclide selection criteria in cancer therapy. Microdosimetry of targeted radionuclides. The MABDOS program for internal radionuclide dosimetry. The 3D-ID three-dimensional internal dosimetry software package. Validation and verification of absorbed dose calculations in radionuclide therapy. Monte Carlo methods and mathematical models for the dosimetry of skeleton and bone marrow. Monte Carlo modeling of dose distributions in intravascular radiation therapy. The Monte Carlo method as a design tool in Boron Neutron Capture Synovectomy. Summary.


    H. Zaidi, G Sgouros