Monte Carlo modelling for the in vivo lung monitoring of enriched uranium: Results of an international comparison

David Broggio, J. Bento, M. Caldeira, E. Cardenas-Mendez, J. Farah, Telma Fonseca, Anne Laure Lebacq, Cristian Mihailescu, Filip Vanhavere, , Edouard Malambu Mbala

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    In order to assess the reliability of Monte Carlo (MC)-based numerical calibration of in vivo counting systems the EURADOS network supported a comparison of MC simulation of well-defined experiments. This action also provided training for the use of voxel phantoms. In vivo measurements of enriched uranium in a thoracic phantom have been carried out and the needed information to simulate these measurements was distributed to 17 participants. About half of the participants managed to simulate the measured counting efficiency without support from the organisers. Following additional support all participants managed to simulate the counting efficiencies within a typical agreement of +-5% with experiment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)492-500
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number7
    StatePublished - 24 Apr 2012

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