Estimation of organ absorbed doses in patients from 99mTc-diphosphonate using the data of MIRDose software

Daryoush Shahbazi-Gahrouei, Mohsen Cheky, Masoud Moslehi



INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare estimation of radiation absorbed doses to patients following bone scans with technetium-99m-labeled methylene diphosphonate (MDP) with the estimates given in MIRDose software.

METHODS: In this study, each patient was injected 25 mCi of 99mTc-MDP. Whole-body images from thirty patients were acquired by gamma camera at 10, 60, 90, 180 minutes after 99mTc-MDP injection. To determine the amount of activity in each organ, conjugate view method was applied on images. MIRD equation was then used to estimate absorbed doses in different organs of patients. At the end, absorbed dose values obtained in this study were compared with the data of MIRDose software.

Results: The absorbed doses per unit of injected activity (mGy/MBq × 10-4) for liver, kidneys, bladder wall and spleen were 3.86 ± 1.1, 38.73 ± 4.7, 4.16 ± 1.8 and 3.91 ± 1.3, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study may be useful to estimate the amount of activity that can be administered to the patient and also showed that methods used in the study for absorbed dose calculation is in good agreement with the data of MIRDose software and it is possible to use by a clinician.


Organ dose, activity, bone scintigraphy, MIRDose software.

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