dose calculations

dose calculations

formulas for adjusting drug dosages for children, elderly adults, or other patients who may lack mechanisms for metabolizing and excreting average adult levels of medications. Infants, for example, have skin that is thin and permeable, a stomach that lacks gastric acid, body temperature that is poorly regulated, and immature liver and kidney function. See also pediatric dosage.
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is 510(k) pending, an upgrade to the Ingenia MR-RT platform intended to provide electron density and anatomical information for prostate dose calculations quickly and efficiently in one MR imaging session.
The Afrezza inhaler also dispenses insulin in the familiar units by which injected insulin is measured, making dose calculations easy, while Exubera's inhaler required metric system calculations.
Robust analysis capabilities for dose optimization and consideration of patient size and demographics allow for effective organ dose calculations and patient risk assessment.
In all cases, weight-based dose calculations should not exceed adult dose.
Standardizing benchmark dose calculations to improve science-based decisions in human health assessments.
Appendices provide dose calculations and information on controlled substances and prescription writing.
These dose calculations usually start with the assumptions of (1) an arbitrary maternal blood volume of 5000 mL and (2) coverage of 15 mL fetal RBCs or 30 mL fetal whole blood per 300- [micro]g dose of RhIG.
Previously, because of the repetition of algorithms and the large number of calculations involved, Monte Carlo dose calculations were time consuming to compute and therefore were difficult to employ in clinical settings.
This enhanced intelligence was further aided by the advent of computers, which made incredibly complex physics and dose calculations less onerous.
depending on the algorithm used, different dose calculations are of varying accuracy
The college said: 'In the UK there is a national shortage of radiographers who deliver the treatment and physicists who ensure its quality and undertake the dose calculations and planning for treatment.
However, in dose calculations uptake of radon by fatty tissues and body organs is overlooked as attention is focused upon deposition of radioactive daughters in the bronchial tubes and the lungs.