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Simulation of Measurements of Uptake of ${}^{123}{\rm I}\text{-Iodide}$ in the Thyroid of Fetal Chimpanzees

J. L. Noteboom, W. A. Hummel, J. Th. M. Jansen, D. W. van Bekkum and J. J. Broerse
Radiation Research
Vol. 147, No. 6 (Jun., 1997), pp. 686-690
DOI: 10.2307/3579481
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3579481
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Simulation of Measurements of Uptake of ${}^{123}{\rm I}\text{-Iodide}$ in the Thyroid of Fetal Chimpanzees
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Abstract

The quantitative assessment of the uptake of ${}^{123}{\rm I}\text{-iodide}\ ({}^{123}{\rm I}{}^{-})$ in the fetal thyroid in vivo was simulated in phantom measurements. First, the relationship between the depth of the fetal thyroid phantom and the two-peak ratio, the ratio of the counts in the γ-ray and the X-ray energy windows of the registered spectrum, was determined. Subsequently, the attenuation of the γ-ray signal in relationship to the depth of the fetal thyroid phantom was determined. Finally, the relationship between the two-peak ratio and the attenuation of the γ-ray signal was deduced. For a reliable correlation, the signal recorded from the radioactivity surrounding the fetal thyroid phantom has to be subtracted from that obtained with the fetal thyroid phantom present. A correction curve was generated to be applied to the in vivo measurements. It is concluded that with this method determination of uptake of ${}^{123}{\rm I}{}^{-}$ in the fetal thyroid is feasible.

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