Radiation dose to organs and tissues from mammography: Monte Carlo and phantom study.

  title={Radiation dose to organs and tissues from mammography: Monte Carlo and phantom study.},
  author={Ioannis Sechopoulos and Sankararaman Suryanarayanan and Srinivasan Vedantham and Carl J. D'Orsi and Andrew Karellas},
  volume={246 2},
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the radiation dose to the organs of the body during standard bilateral two-view mammography by using Monte Carlo simulations and a phantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS A modified version of the Cristy mathematic anthropomorphic phantom was implemented in the Geant4 Monte Carlo tool kit to simulate the conditions present in screen-film and digital mammography. The breast was simulated with compression in both the craniocaudal and the mediolateral oblique views. X… CONTINUE READING


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