IJMPCERO  Vol.7 No.1 , February 2018
Applicability of Lung Equivalent Phantom Using the Cork with Absorbed Water in Radiotherapeutic Dosimetry
Abstract: The radiation dosimetry in medical practice requires special phantom to simulate the organs and tissues of a human body. To achieve the same elemental composition as that of the human lung by weight percent, we constructed lung equivalent phantom (LEP) using cork with absorbed water in order for it to uniformly absorb the water. Then, we presented the physical properties and dosimetric characteristics of other commercial phantoms and the LEP. We found that the physical properties and dosimetric characteristics of the LEP were approximately the same as those of human lung tissue. LEP constitutes a new dosimetry tool because it can provide the dose distributions and point doses similar to those for the body with respiratory motion of lung.
Cite this paper: Fuse, H. , Fujisaki, T. , Ikeda, R. and Hakani, Z. (2018) Applicability of Lung Equivalent Phantom Using the Cork with Absorbed Water in Radiotherapeutic Dosimetry. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 7, 27-34. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2018.71003.

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