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PShield: an exact three-dimensional numerical solution for determining optimal shielding designs for PET/CT facilities.

Authors
  • Pasciak, Alexander S
  • Jones, A Kyle
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical Physics
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
39
Issue
6
Pages
3060–3069
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1118/1.4711758
PMID: 22755691
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The PShield algorithm is an exact 3D numerical solution for optimal PET/CT shielding based on the methods proposed by TG 108. Selection of the optimum shielding design can minimize the total material cost and structural burden of installed shielding or achieve other goals desired by a specific site. This is especially important for modern PET/CT suites, where increases in scanner capabilities have resulted in more complex shielding problems and the potential for high occupational doses.

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