Translation of the absorbed dose in the mobile phone to organ doses of an ICRP voxel phantom using MCNPX simulation of an Ir-192 point source

M. Discher*, Jonathan Eakins, C. Woda, Richard Tanner

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Abstract

Monte Carlo modelling has been performed to simulate aspects of the CATO exercise, which recreated the exposure of individuals on a bus to an Ir-192 point source. The modelling allowed a comparison and check of the measured data provided in (Rojas-Palma et al., 2020; Discher et al., 2021), and an investigation into the dose conversion coefficients that are required in order to use fortuitous dosemeters as indicators of absorbed doses to individuals; a conversion factor of 0.22 ± 0.01 was found to be appropriate to relate the phone dose to the average organ dose. The modelling also allowed some of the parameters of the experiment to be varied, and their impacts explored. In general, measured and modelled data agreed acceptably, with similar average doses and broadly similar variations in the results as a function of organ type.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106603
Number of pages8
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume146
Early online date29 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: The authors declare that they have no known competing financial interests or personal relationships that could have appeared to influence the work reported in this paper.

The authors want to thank Jan Jansen (PHE) for providing the voxel phantom code in MCNPX format, and Jérémie Dabin (SCK-CEN) for providing the experimental results (TL dosemeters) of the anthropomorphic phantom in the CATO field experiment. The visit of Michael Discher to Public Health England was gratefully supported by the EURADOS e.V. Research Grant (2014).

Open Access: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Authors

Citation: M. Discher, J. Eakins, C. Woda, R. Tanner, Translation of the absorbed dose in the mobile phone to organ doses of an ICRP voxel phantom using MCNPX simulation of an Ir-192 point source, Radiation Measurements, Volume 146, 2021, 106603, ISSN 1350-4487,

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2021.106603.

Keywords

  • Conversion factor
  • ICRP voxel Phantom
  • Mobile phone
  • Organ dose
  • Retrospective dosimetry
  • QUANTITIES
  • LUMINESCENCE
  • RETROSPECTIVE DOSIMETRY
  • ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
  • BODY

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