[ RadSafe ] RE: In utero dose

Stabin, Michael michael.g.stabin at Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Apr 18 13:59:38 CDT 2006

>Thanks, Kim.  Why didn't I think of that?  I quick review has already
provided some answers.  If anyone can recommend a concise guidance
document on the subject, I'd appreciate it.

I have been trying very hard here for a couple of years to publish a
(now complete) ANSI/HPS standard on fetal dosimetry, which has the
following sections (authors):

Estimating fetal dose from radiation therapy procedures
Estimating fetal dose from nuclear medicine procedures (Stabin).
Estimating fetal dose from diagnostic radiology procedures (Donnelly).
Estimating fetal dose from occupational exposures (King).
Interpretation of results and communicating their significance to the
pregnant woman and/or her physician (Brent). 

Doses are given at all stages of pregnancy for these various types of
procedures. Two sets of revisions have been made, and the document is
ready for publication. ANSI has just been dragging their feet on the
publication process. This should have been in your hands by Christmas of


Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Vanderbilt University 
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2675 
Phone (615) 343-0068
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