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Monte Carlo simulation for correlation analysis of average glandular dose by breast thickness and glandular ratio in breast tissue.
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PMID:  24704647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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A glandular breast tissue is a radio-sensitive tissue. So during the evaluation of an X-ray mammography device, Average Glandular Dose (AGD) measurement is a very important part. In reality, it is difficult to measure AGD directly, Monte Carlo simulation was used to analyze the correlation between the AGD and breast thickness. As a result, AGDs calculated through the Monte Carlo simulation were 1.64, 1.41 and 0.88 mGy. The simulated AGDs mainly depend on the glandular ratio of the breast. With the increase of glandular breast tissue, absorption of low photon-energy increased so that the AGDs increased, too. In addition, the thicker the breast was, the more the AGD became. Consequently, this study will be used as basic data for establishing the diagnostic reference levels of mammography.
Authors:
Sang-Tae Kim; Jung-Keun Cho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Technology and health care : official journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-7401     ISO Abbreviation:  Technol Health Care     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314590     Medline TA:  Technol Health Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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