Use of the VIP-Man model to calculate energy imparted and effective dose for x-ray examinations.

@article{Winslow2004UseOT,
  title={Use of the VIP-Man model to calculate energy imparted and effective dose for x-ray examinations.},
  author={Mark Winslow and Walter Huda and X. George Xu and T C Ephraim Chao and Chengyu Shi and Kent M. Ogden and Ernest M. Scalzetti},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={174-82}
}
A male human tomographic model was used to calculate values of energy imparted (epsilon) and effective dose (E) for monoenergetic photons (30-150 keV) in radiographic examinations. Energy deposition in the organs and tissues of the human phantom were obtained using Monte Carlo simulations. Values of E/epsilon were obtained for three common projections [anterior-posterior (AP), posterior-anterior (PA), and lateral (LAT)] of the head, cervical spine, chest, and abdomen, respectively. For head… CONTINUE READING