Volume 50, Number 2, Avril-Juin 2015
|Page(s)||101 - 109|
|Published online||27 January 2015|
Modeling the adult female phantom in the supine and prone postures and initial dose assessment in breast cancer diagnosis with Neutron Stimulated Emission Computed Tomography
Physics Department, College of Sciences, Ferdowsi
University of Mashhad, 91775-1436
Accepted: 24 November 2014
In this study, the delivered dose for breast cancer diagnosis by NSECT was assessed in two different configurations, using a model of a human whole body, which was simulated in the supine and prone positions. In the system with the phantom in the prone posture, the adjacent organ doses were considerably decreased. In total irradiation, the breast equivalent dose was less than 10 mSv, which is received in a typical chest CT scan. To apply NSECT as a low-dose clinical imaging system, improving the detection system is required.
Key words: NSECT / breast cancer detection / prone and supine positions / dosimetry
© EDP Sciences, 2015
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