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Title: Mathematical phantoms for use in reassessment of radiation doses to Japanese atomic-bomb survivors

In 1972 committees of the United Nations and the US National Academy of Sciencs emphasized the need for organ dose estimates on the Japanese atomic-bomb survivors. These estimates were then supplied by workers in Japan and the US, and they were used with the so-called T65D estimates of a survivor's radiation exposure to assess risk from radiation. Recently the T65D estimates have been questioned, and programs for reassessment of atomic-bomb radiation dosimetry have been started in Japan and the US. As a part of this new effort a mathematical analogue of the human body (or ''mathematical phantom''), to be used in estimating organ doses in adult survivors, is presented here. Recommendations on organ dosimetry for juvenile survivors are also presented and discussed. 57 refs., 10 figs., 6 tabs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5252724
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM--9487
ON: DE85017150; TRN: 85-022854
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; BODY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PHANTOMS; DESIGN; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; PERSONNEL DOSIMETRY; DOSIMETRY; HUMAN POPULATIONS; MOCKUP; POPULATIONS; STRUCTURAL MODELS 655003* -- Medical Physics-- Dosimetry