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Monte Carlo PENRADIO software for dose calculation in medical imaging

Camille Adrien 1 Mercedes Lòpez Noriega 1 Guillaume Bonniaud 2 Jean-Marc Bordy 3 Cindy Le Loirec 1 Bénédicte Poumarède 1
1 LM2S - Laboratoire Modélisation et Simulation de Systèmes
DM2I - Département Métrologie Instrumentation & Information : DRT/LIST/DM2I
3 LNHB - Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel
DM2I - Département Métrologie Instrumentation & Information : DRT/LIST/DM2I
Abstract : The increase on the collective radiation dose due to the large number of medical imaging exams has led the medical physics community to deeply consider the amount of dose delivered and its associated risks in these exams. For this purpose we have developed a Monte Carlo tool, PENRADIO, based on a modified version of PENELOPE code 2006 release, to obtain an accurate individualized radiation dose in conventional and interventional radiography and in computed tomography (CT). This tool has been validated showing excellent agreement between the measured and simulated organ doses in the case of a hip conventional radiography and a coronography. We expect the same accuracy in further results for other localizations and CT examinations.
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Camille Adrien, Mercedes Lòpez Noriega, Guillaume Bonniaud, Jean-Marc Bordy, Cindy Le Loirec, et al.. Monte Carlo PENRADIO software for dose calculation in medical imaging. Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo (SNA + MC 2013), Oct 2013, Paris, France. pp.01601, ⟨10.1051/snamc/201401601⟩. ⟨cea-02556263⟩

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