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Title: New ANSI standard for thyroid phantom

Here, a new ANSI standard titled “Thyroid Phantom Used in Occupational Monitoring” (Health Physics Society 2014) has been published. The standard establishes the criteria for acceptable design, fabrication, or modeling of a phantom suitable for calibrating in vivo monitoring systems to measure photon-emitting radionuclides deposited in the thyroid. The current thyroid phantom standard was drafted in 1973 (ANSI N44.3-1973), last reviewed in 1984, and a revision of the standard to cover a more modern approach was deemed warranted.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
  3. Francis Marion Univ., Florence, SC (United States)
  4. California Dept. of Public Health, Sacramento, CA (United States)
  5. Technical Consultant
  6. The Hague Medical Center (The Netherlands)
  7. Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Health Physics Society
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Country of Publication:
United States
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; thyroid; phantom; standards; calibration