Comparison of effective doses from various monoenergetic particles based on the stylised and the VIP-Man tomographic models


Xu X. G., Chao T., Bozkurt A.

Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol.115, no.1-4, pp.530-535, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 1-4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rpd/nci116
  • Journal Name: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.530-535
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This study compares the effective doses from a MIRD-type stylised model with those derived from the scaled-down version of the tomographic VIP-Man model for photon, electron, neutron and proton beams. The effective dose results from these two models show that they differ from each other within ∼10% for common high-energy photon beams, within ∼16% for neutrons, and within ∼4% for high-energy proton beams. However, for low-energy protons and common electron beams, the effective doses can be different in >100%. It is concluded that the use of a single tomographic models will not improve the operational radiation protection dosimetry involving external beam exposures. © The Author 2005. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.