ICRU Report 69, Direct Determination of the Body Content of Radionuclides


Previous ICRU reports have dealt with the formulation and properties of tissue substitutes and phantoms that are used to calibrate in vivo measurement systems. This Report provides guidance on the overall process of the direct measurement of radionuclides in the human body for radiation protection and medical applications.

It addresses the detectors and electronics used for the measurement; methods of background reduction and control; measurement geometries for whole body, partial body or organ counting; physical and mathematical calibration methods; data analysis; and quality assurance. It is directed to readers who need practical advice on the establishment and operation of direct measurement facilities.