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Int J Risk Saf Med. 1993;4(2):149-65. doi: 10.3233/JRS-1993-4205.

The biological effects of radiation.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Gelderse Vallei, Bennekom, Netherlands.

Abstract

Nuclear medicine offers many diagnostic possibilities for which there are no adequate alternatives. The growing contribution of nuclear procedures to diagnostic medicine, however, has an additional effect: the radiation on normal tissues. Accurate estimations of the radiation dose and the related risks is required to weigh the advantages against the disadvantages due to a certain nuclear procedure in a specific situation. In this review the aspects of dose calculation (dosimetry) and dose-effect relation are discussed. Also the current opinion about dose limits will be dealt with. Particularly specialists for internal diseases should be aware of these considerations.

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23511222
DOI:
10.3233/JRS-1993-4205
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