A new cylindrical phantom for eye lens dosimetry development

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

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1231-1434
    Number of pages4
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 10 Sep 2011

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