A methodology to develop computational phantoms with adjustable posture for WBC calibration

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A Whole Body Counter (WBC) is a facility to routinely assess the internal contamination of exposed workers, especially in the case of radiation release accidents. In this study we introduce a methodology developed for the creation of realistic computational voxel phantoms with adjustable posture for WBC calibration. The methodology makes use of different software packages to enable the creation and modification of computational voxel phantoms. This paper summarizes the development of a library of phantoms of the human body that uses two basic phantoms called MaMP and FeMP (Male and Female Mesh Phantoms) to create a set of male and female phantoms that vary both in height and in weight. Two sets of MaMP and FeMP phantoms were developed and used for efficiency calibration of two different WBC set-ups: the Doel NPP WBC laboratory and AGM laboratory of SCK•CEN.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6811-6825
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • MaMP adn FeMp, mesh geometry surface, computational phantoms, whole body counter (WBC), Monte Carlo, calibration

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