Thyroid dose in children undergoing prophylactic cranial irradiation.

  title={Thyroid dose in children undergoing prophylactic cranial irradiation.},
  author={Graham N Stevens and Sharon Downes and Anna Ralston},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={42 2},
PURPOSE To determine the radiation dose received by the thyroid gland as a result of prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in childhood leukemia and the factors influencing that dose. METHODS AND MATERIALS The dose to the thyroid resulting from simulated cranial irradiation with parallel opposed lateral fields of an adult anthropomorphic (ART) phantom with both 6 MV X-rays and Cobalt-60 gamma-rays was measured using thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs). The dependence of thyroid dose on the… CONTINUE READING


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