Monte Carlo modelling of in vivo X-ray fluorescence of lead in the kidney

A. C. Todd, D. R. Chettle, M. C. Scott, J. L. Somervaille

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Abstract

A Monte Carlo program has been written to model the in vivo X-ray fluorescence of lead in the kidney, to aid the choice of one of four candidate fluorescing source/measurement geometry combinations: 109Cd/180', 57Co/90' and 99Tcm at both 180' and 90'. Computational studies and practical considerations led to the choice of 99Tcm in a backscatter geometry for the measurement system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number003
Pages (from-to)439-448
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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