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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-154

Computed organ doses to an Indian reference adult during brachytherapy treatment of esophagus, breast, and neck cancers


Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Biju Keshavkumar
Health Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-6203.99238

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This study aims to generate the normalized mean organ dose factors (mGy min -1 GBq -1 ) to healthy organs during brachytherapy treatment of esophagus, breast, and neck cancers specific to the patient population in India. This study is in continuation to the earlier published studies on the estimation of organ doses during uterus brachytherapy treatments. The results are obtained by Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport through MIRD type anthropomorphic mathematical phantom representing reference Indian adult with 192 Ir and 60 Co high dose rate sources in the esophagus, breast, and neck of the phantom. The result of this study is compared with a published computational study using voxel-based phantom model. The variation in the organ dose of this study to the published values is within 50%.


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