Chapter 6 Food Phantoms and Absorbed Dose Simulation Chapter uri icon


  • The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. Control of the absorbed dose, i.e., the energy imparted to a given material, is crucial to ensure uniformity of the treatment. This is of particular importance when considering irradiation as an intervention step to ensure food safety. Measurement of the absorbed dose is challenging due to the complex shape and non-homogeneous nature of food products and thus, simulation methods are more suitable. However, absorbed doses calculated using tools such as Monte Carlo methods should still be validated. An area of growing interest has been the development of tissue-equivalent food phantoms to determine the dose within the food product for accurate irradiation treatment planning. This chapter reviews the advances in the development of tissue-equivalent phantom dosimeters with specific application to the irradiation of food products. Recent advances in 3D printing and the development of new polymeric materials offer a wide range of possibilities in this field.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, J., Moreira, R. G., & Castell-Perez, M. E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kim, J||Moreira, RG||Castell-Perez, ME

Book Title

  • Food Irradiation Technologies

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM