Female breast surface radiation exposure during FDG PET/CT examinations

Halac M. , YILMAZ M. H. , Sonmezoglu K. , SAGER S., OZER H. , YASAR D., ...Daha Fazla

NUCLEAR MEDICINE COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.28, sa.12, ss.924-928, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mnm.0b013e3282f1b98b
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.924-928


Background The combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scanners have been developed in which CT data can be used for both anatomical landmarks and attenuation correction of PET images. However, this modality potentially introduces more radiation burden to patients compared to conventional PET scanning as a result of the added radiation exposure received from CT examination. The purpose of our study was to determine the breast radiation doses of combined PET/CT examination.