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  • Main Title Evaluation of the distribution of absorbed dose in child phantoms exposed to diagnostic medical x rays


  • Author: Chen, W. L.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Poston, J. W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Warner, G. G.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee


  • Creation: 1978-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The purpose of this study was to determine, by theoretical calculation and experimental measurement, the absorbed dose distributions in two heterogeneous phantoms representing one-year- and five-year-old children from typical radiographic examinations for those ages. Theoretical work included the modification of an existing internal dose code which uses Monte Carlo methods to determine doses within the Snyder-Fisher mathematical phantom. A Ge(Li) detector and a pinhole collimator were used to measure x-ray spectra which served as input to the modified Monte Carlo codes which were used to calculate organ doses in children. The calculated and measured tissue-air values were compared for a number of organs. For most organs, the results of the calculated absorbed doses agreed with the measured absorbed doses within twice the coefficient of variation of the calculated value. The absorbed dose to specific organs for several selected radiological examinations are given for one-year-old, five-year-old, and adult phantoms.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 228


  • Keyword: Body
  • Keyword: Pediatrics
  • Keyword: Mammals
  • Keyword: Computer Calculations
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • STI Subject Categories: 62 Radiology And Nuclear Medicine
  • STI Subject Categories: 550600 -- Medicine
  • Keyword: Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Keyword: Radiations
  • Keyword: Man
  • Keyword: Primates
  • Keyword: Measuring Instruments
  • Keyword: Animals
  • Keyword: Dosemeters
  • Keyword: Patients
  • Keyword: Diagnostic Techniques
  • Keyword: Radiation Doses
  • Keyword: Structural Models
  • STI Subject Categories: 63 Radiation, Thermal, And Other Environ. Pollutant Effects On Living Orgs. And Biol. Mat.
  • Keyword: Ionizing Radiations
  • Keyword: Thermoluminescent Dosemeters
  • Keyword: Doses
  • Keyword: Phantoms
  • Keyword: Children
  • Keyword: Organs
  • Keyword: Radiology
  • Keyword: Nuclear Medicine
  • Keyword: Biomedical Radiography
  • Keyword: Measuring Methods
  • Keyword: Mockup
  • Keyword: Luminescent Dosemeters
  • Keyword: X Radiation
  • Keyword: Monte Carlo Method
  • Keyword: Radiation Dose Distributions
  • Keyword: Medicine
  • Keyword: Vertebrates 560151* -- Radiation Effects On Animals-- Man


  • Other Information: Thesis. Submitted by W.L. Chen to Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-5933
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5038429
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5038429
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060365


  • Display Note: Dep. NTIS, PC A11/MF A01.