Mass Attenuation Coefficients of Human Body Organs using MCNPX Monte Carlo Code

Tekin, Huseyin Ozan and singh, V. P. and Altunsoy, Elif Ebru and Manici, Tugba and Sayyed, Mohammed I. (2017) Mass Attenuation Coefficients of Human Body Organs using MCNPX Monte Carlo Code. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics, 14 (4). pp. 229-240.

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Introduction: Investigation of radiation interaction with living organs has always been a thrust area in medical and radiation physics. The investigated results are being used in medical physics for developing improved and sensitive techniques and minimizing radiation exposure. In this study, mass attenuation coefficients of different human organs and biological materials such as adipose, blood, bone, brain, eye lens, lung, muscle, skin, and tissue have been calculated. Materials and Methods: In the present study, Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNP-X) version 2.4.0 was used for determining mass attenuation coefficients, and the obtained results were compared with earlier investigations (using GEometry ANd Tracking GEANT4 and FLUKA computer simulation packages) for blood, bone, lung, eye lens, adipose, tissue, muscle, brain, and skin materials at different energies. Results: The results of this study showed that the obtained results from MCNP-X were in high accordance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology data. Conclusion: Our findings would be beneficial for use of present simulation technique and mass attenuation coefficients for medical and radiation physics applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Medical Physics
Depositing User: ijmp ijmp
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2018 15:18
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2018 15:18

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