Name: Pasquale Lombardo
Date: January 23, 2018 17:00 h
Auditorium Onderwijs & Navorsing 4
Gasthuisberg (UZ Leuven)
Development of the realistic anthropomorphic flexible phantom for applications in dosimetry
In recent years, computational phantoms (CP) have become subjects of major interests in a wide variety of areas, ranging from medical physics to radiation protection and dosimetry. This thesis is devoted to the development of a detailed and highly flexible male phantom for radiation protection purposes and dosimetry of occupationally exposed workers. The Realistic Anthropomorphic Flexible (RAF) phantom is the result of this effort, in which the most modern graphic modeling techniques were used to achieve both accuracy and flexibility. In a broad-spectrum view, these capabilities have been favored by the hardware and software advancements that the movie and video-game industries have brought in the last five years. The use of the RAF phantom for external dosimetry was validated by means of an inter comparison with a well established reference. In particular, the ICRP Publication 110 male reference phantom and the Dose Coefficients (DC) from ICRP Publication 116 were used as benchmark to determine the validity of the RAF phantom.
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