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The sliced bomab phantom: a new variant for intercomparison.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16404174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previously, this laboratory conceptualized a new phantom for calibration or performance testing of whole body counters using Monte Carlo simulations. This paper describes the physical reality that was created from the Monte Carlo design project and compares its counting efficiency to that of a conventional BOMAB phantom using two whole body counters. In one counter (NaI based) the agreement between the two phantoms was +/-8% and in the second counter (Ge based) the agreement was +/-5% at all the energies measured (126 keV, 661 keV, 1172 keV, 1330 keV). The advantage of the sliced phantom is that the sources are solid, sealed, and cannot leak activity thereby simplifying packing for shipment if the phantom is classified as a Dangerous Good. The new phantom is, therefore, ideal for uses that involve shipment, such as an intercomparison exercise. The phantom is also re-usable as the sources can be changed.
Gary H Kramer; Barry M Hauck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0017-9078     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-11     Completed Date:  2006-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Monitoring Laboratory, Radiation Protection Bureau, 775 Brookfield Road PL6302D1, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1C1, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Health Physics
Monte Carlo Method*
Phantoms, Imaging*
Whole-Body Counting / methods*

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