Didier Franck

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Estimating the dose distribution in a victim's body is a relevant indicator in assessing biological damage from exposure in the event of a radiological accident caused by an external source. This dose distribution can be assessed by physical dosimetric reconstruction methods. Physical dosimetric reconstruction can be achieved using experimental or numerical(More)
New biometric equations used for assessing the thickness of the overlay plate to be added to the physical phantom were determined based on the Computed Tomography (CT) chest images of 33 adult males in order to improve the calibration of in vivo lung counting systems using the Livermore phantom. These equations are specific to systems composed of four(More)
The activity and local dose following a right index finger wound contamination by activation products are assessed. Measurements with a high purity germanium detector and a four positions measurement protocol enabled a better localization of the contaminant source. From the source location and detector calibration, the remaining wound activity and local(More)
Dosimetric studies are necessary for all patients treated with targeted radiotherapy. In order to attain the precision required, we have developed Oedipe, a dosimetric tool based on the MCNPX Monte Carlo code. The anatomy of each patient is considered in the form of a voxel-based geometry created using computed tomography (CT) images or magnetic resonance(More)
AIM A new tool, named OEDIPE (a French acronym that stands for "Tool for Personalized Internal Dose Assessment") was developed to carry out personalized internal dosimetry calculations for nuclear medicine (for both therapeutic and diagnostic procedures) and for radiation safety (in the case of internal contamination). It was developed under the PV-Wave(More)
201Tl is widely used in nuclear medicine to carry out myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). However, very limited data is available on long-term distribution in the body, excretion and corresponding dose. In this study we performed a 2 month follow-up of a patient who underwent MPI, by urine analysis and in vivo measurements. The biological half-life of(More)
EURADOS working group on 'Internal Dosimetry (WG7)' represents a frame to develop activities in the field of internal exposures as coordinated actions on quality assurance (QA), research and training. The main tasks to carry out are the update of the IDEAS Guidelines as a reference document for the internal dosimetry community, the implementation and QA of(More)
The paper presents the OEDIPE (French acronym that stands for tool for personalised internal dose assessment) and SESAME (for simulation of external source accident with medical images) computational tools, dedicated to internal and external dose assessment, respectively, and currently being developed at the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The dose effect-effect relationship for cardiac diseases following radiotherapy suffers from uncertainties. Three dimensional coronary artery (CA) dose calculation after mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma radiotherapy was performed, using the patient's coronary CT angiography (CCTA), and the relationship between the coronary arteries'(More)
UNLABELLED In the last decades, selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) has become a real alternative in the treatment of unresectable hepatic cancers. In practice, the activity prescription is limited by the irradiation of organs at risk (OAR), such as the lungs and nontumoral liver (NTL). Its clinical implementation is therefore highly dependent on(More)