Paired organs-should they be treated jointly or separately in internal dosimetry?

@article{Parach2011PairedOT,
  title={Paired organs-should they be treated jointly or separately in internal dosimetry?},
  author={A A Parach and Hossein Rajabi and Mohammad-Ali Askari},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={5509-21}
}
PURPOSE Size, shape, and the position of paired organs are different in abdomen. However, the counterpart organs are conventionally treated jointly together in internal dosimetry. This study was performed to quantify the difference of specific absorbed fraction of organs in considering paired organs jointly like single organs or as two separate organs. METHODS Zubal phantom and GATE Monte Carlo package were used to calculate the SAF for the self-absorption and cross-irradiation of the lungs… CONTINUE READING

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