Monte Carlo PENRADIO software for dose calculation in medical imaging
1 CEA, LIST, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 Centre de Medecine Nucleaire du Morbihan, Centre Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique et Centre d Oncologie Saint-Yves, F-56000 Vannes, France
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.
Key words: Monte Carlo simulation / PENELOPE / Medical Imaging / Radiation Dose
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