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2012 | 18 | 2 | 29-39
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Numerical model of detector for in vivo internal dosimetry in radiological incidents

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The aim of this work was to create a numerical model of scintillation detector and to check whether such detector can be used for the measurements of internal contamination in emergency conditions. The purpose of the measurements would be only detection of possible contamination, without identification of radioactive isotopes, and hence without estimation of effective dose. However, in emergency conditions, it is sufficient for the rapid selection of a group of contaminated persons, who should be subjected to careful inspection in the laboratory conditions. The calculations were performed for three detector positions relatively to the phantom. The distribution of dose rate was also calculated, in order to find the best geometry for dose rate measurements around human body. Another problem under consideration was the possible influence of radioactive contamination in the environment on the registration of the gamma spectrum emitted from the whole body phantom. Performed calculations showed that there is a possibility to measure internal contamination outside laboratory, even in contaminated area.
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18
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2
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29-39
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published
1 - 06 - 2012
online
29 - 03 - 2013
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References
  • [1] Data for Protection Against Ionizing from External Sources - Supplement to ICRP Publication 15, ICRP Publication 21, 1973
  • [2] Report on the Task Group on Reference Man, ICRP Publication 23, 1975
  • [3] Pliszczyński T., Osko J., Ciszewska K., Haratym Z., Umaniec M., Sosnowiec R., Estimation of internal radiation exposure using a whole body counter, Pol J Med Phys Eng 2011;17(4):163-171. Polish.
  • [4] http://ie.lbl.gov/education/isotopes.htm
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10013-012-0005-z
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