A new cylindrical phantom for eye lens dosimetry development

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Authors

  • G. Gualdrini
  • F. Mariotti
  • S. Wach
  • Pawel Bilski
  • Marc Denozière
  • J. Daures
  • Jean-Marc Bordy
  • Paolo Ferrari
  • F. Monteventi
  • Elena Fantuzzi
  • Filip Vanhavere

Institutes & Expert groups

  • ENEA - IRP - Institute Radiation Protection
  • RADCARD c.s.
  • Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
  • LNHB - Laboratoire National Henri Becquereal
  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies

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Abstract

Due to the recent new interest of the dosimetric community generated by evidence of larger number of induced cataracts for the same absorbed dose, in the frame work of the ORAMED project (Oramed, 2008) a task was devoted to the critical revision of the eye lens dose assessment procedures. The present paper summarizes the Monte Carlo analyses carried out to optimize the Hp(3,Ω) calculations in order to produce a set of conversion coefficients Hp(3,Ω)/Ka as close as possible to those of the limiting quantity HT(eye lens)/Ka. Comparison were carried out with already published values calculated for a previous theoretical phantom, mainly suited for the calculations of Hp(10,Ω)/Ka.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1434
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume46
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Eye lens dosimetry, Operational quantity, Hp(3), Conversion coefficients, Monte Carlo

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