LUDEP: A lung dose evaluation program

A. Birchall, Michael Bailey, A. C. James

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Abstract

A Task Group of the ICRP is currently reviewing its dosimetric model for the respiratory tract with the aim of producing a more comprehensive and realistic model that can be used both for dosimetry and bioassay purposes. This in turn requires deposition, clearance, and dosimetry to be treated in a more detailed manner than in the current model. In order to examine the practical application and radiological implications of the proposed model, a microcomputer program has been developed in a modular form so that changes can be easily included as the model develops. LUDEP (Lung Dose Evaluation Program) is a user-friendly menu-driven program which can be operated on any IBM-compatible PC. It enables the user to calculate (a) doses to each region of the respiratory tract and all other body organs, and (b) excretion rates and retention curves for bioassay purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume38
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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