Biodosimetry, can it find its way to the nuclear medicine clinic?

Julie Bolcaen, Kaat Spoormans, Nastassja Combrink, Stuart More, Charlot Vandevoorde, Randall Fisher, Janke Kleynhans

Research outputpeer-review


Personalised dosimetry based on molecular imaging is a field that grew exponentially in the last decade due to the increasing success of Radioligand Therapy (RLT). Despite advances in image-based 3D dose estimations, the administered dose of a therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for RLT is often non-personalized, with standardised dose regimes administered every 4–6 weeks. Biodosimetry markers, such as chromosomal aberrations, could be used alongside image-based dosimetry as a tool for individualised dose estimations to further understand normal tissue toxicity and refine the administered dose. In this review we give an overview of biodosimetry markers that are used for blood dose estimations, followed by an overview of their current results when applied in RLT patients. Finally, an in-depth discussion will give a perspective on the potential for the use of biodosimetry in the nuclear medicine clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1209823
Number of pages17
JournalFrontiers in Nuclear Medicine
StatePublished - 25 Jul 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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