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Idacstar : A mcnp application to perform realistic dose estimations from internal or external contamination of radiopharmaceuticals

Ören, Ünal LU ; Hiller, Mauritius and Andersson, Martin LU (2017) In Radiation Protection Dosimetry 174(3). p.406-411
Abstract

A Monte Carlo-based stand-alone program, IDACstar (Internal Dose Assessment by Computer), was developed, dedicated to perform radiation dose calculations using complex voxel simulations. To test the program, two irradiation situations were simulated, one hypothetical contamination case with 600 MBq of 99mTc and one extravasation case involving 370 MBq of 18F-FDG. The effective dose was estimated to be 0.042 mSv for the contamination case and 4.5 mSv for the extravasation case. IDACstar has demonstrated that dosimetry results from contamination or extravasation cases can be acquired with great ease. An effective tool for radiation protection applications is provided with IDACstar allowing physicists at nuclear... (More)

A Monte Carlo-based stand-alone program, IDACstar (Internal Dose Assessment by Computer), was developed, dedicated to perform radiation dose calculations using complex voxel simulations. To test the program, two irradiation situations were simulated, one hypothetical contamination case with 600 MBq of 99mTc and one extravasation case involving 370 MBq of 18F-FDG. The effective dose was estimated to be 0.042 mSv for the contamination case and 4.5 mSv for the extravasation case. IDACstar has demonstrated that dosimetry results from contamination or extravasation cases can be acquired with great ease. An effective tool for radiation protection applications is provided with IDACstar allowing physicists at nuclear medicine departments to easily quantify the radiation risk of stochastic effects when a radiation accident has occurred.

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  author       = {Ören, Ünal and Hiller, Mauritius and Andersson, Martin},
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {406--411},
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  series       = {Radiation Protection Dosimetry},
  title        = {Idacstar : A mcnp application to perform realistic dose estimations from internal or external contamination of radiopharmaceuticals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncw221},
  volume       = {174},
  year         = {2017},
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