A breathing lung phantom for 81mKr lung ventilation studies its use in dosimetry and quality control

Eur J Nucl Med. 1988;14(11):529-32. doi: 10.1007/BF00286770.


The construction of a breathing lung phantom that can be used to measure the amount of radioactive gas in the lungs as well as to determine the absorbed dose is described. For a lung ventilation study that consists of 6 views of 300 kcnts each, an effective dose equivalent of 50 microSv was calculated. The phantom is also suitable for comparison of different generator systems.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Krypton Radioisotopes*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung / physiology
  • Models, Structural*
  • Quality Control
  • Radiometry / instrumentation
  • Radionuclide Generators / standards
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Respiration*


  • Krypton Radioisotopes