COMPARISON OF MONOENERGETIC PHOTON ORGAN DOSE RATE COEFFICIENTS FOR STYLIZED AND VOXEL PHANTOMS SUBMERGED IN AIR. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • As part of a broader effort to calculate effective dose rate coefficients for external exposure to photons and electrons emitted by radionuclides distributed in air, soil or water, age-specific stylized phantoms have been employed to determine dose coefficients relating dose rate to organs and tissues in the body. In this article, dose rate coefficients computed using the International Commission on Radiological Protection reference adult male voxel phantom are compared with values computed using the Oak Ridge National Laboratory adult male stylized phantom in an air submersion exposure geometry. Monte Carlo calculations for both phantoms were performed for monoenergetic source photons in the range of 30 keV to 5 MeV. These calculations largely result in differences under 10 % for photon energies above 50 keV, and it can be expected that both models show comparable results for the environmental sources of radionuclides.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bellamy, M. B., Hiller, M. M., Dewji, S. A., Veinot, K. G., Leggett, R. W., Eckerman, K. F., Easterly, C. E., & Hertel, N. E.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • December 2016