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  • Full characterization and calibration of a transfer standard monitor for atmospheric radon measurements 

    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Grossi, Claudia; Röttger, Stefan; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2024-05-21)
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    In this work, a full characterization of the new user-friendly version of the Atmospheric Radon MONitor (ARMON), used to measure very low activity concentrations of the radioactive radon gas in the outdoor atmosphere, is ...
  • The mapping of alpha-emitting radionuclides in the environment using an unmanned aircraft system 

    Royo Chic, Pablo; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Guillot Colls, Tania; Sáiz Broch, David; Pichel, Jonathan; Rábago, Daniel; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Grossi, Claudia; Luchkov, Maksym; Dangendorf, Volker; Krasniqi, Faton (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-02-29)
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    The protection of first responders from radioactive contamination with alpha emitters that may result from a radiological accident is of great complexity due to the short range of alpha particles in the air of a few ...
  • Recent radiation protection activities related to nuclear facilities on the Iberian Peninsula 

    Sáez Muñoz, Marina; Cerezo Fernández, Agustín; Prieto Butillé, Elena; Salvadó Artells, Marçal; Vildosola Hernandez, Iñigo; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Camp Brunés, Anna; Gallego Díaz, Eduardo Florentino; Gonzalez Cadelo, Juan; Verdu Martin, Gumersindo (Elsevier, 2024-02-01)
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    Part of the radiation protection in Spain and Portugal is focused on the protection of workers, public and environment due to the influence of nuclear facilities present in their territory (Spanish case) or nearby. Radiation ...
  • Dose assesment with fast Monte Carlo codes in interventional radiology 

    García Balcaza, Víctor; Camp Brunés, Anna; Sánchez Casanueva, Roberto Mariano; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2023-10-11)
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    This study presents the performance of two fast Monte Carlo codes, PENELOPE/penEasyIR and MCGPU-IR in order to assess operator doses in interventional radiology. In particular, it aims to validate the calculations when ...
  • A benchmark for Monte Carlo simulations in gamma-ray spectrometry part II: true coincidence summing correction factors 

    Lépy, Marie Christine; Thiam, Cheick; Anagnostakis, Mario J.; Cosar, Ciprian; Blas del Hoyo, Alfredo de; Dikmen, Hasan; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Galea, Raphael; Ganea, Maria Larisa; Hurtado Bermudez, Santiago José; Karfopoulos, Konstantinos; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Elsevier, 2024-02-01)
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    The goal of this study is to provide a benchmark for the use of Monte Carlo simulation when applied to coincidence summing corrections. The examples are based on simple geometries: two types of germanium detectors and four ...
  • Validation of an in vivo transit dosimetry algorithm using Monte Carlo simulations and ionization chamber measurements 

    Sánchez Artuñedo, David; Pié Padró, Savannah; Hermida López, Marcelino; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Beltrán Vilagrasa, Mercè (John Wiley & sons, 2023-10-27)
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    Purpose Transit dosimetry is a safety tool based on the transit images acquired during treatment. Forward-projection transit dosimetry software, as PerFRACTION, compares the transit images acquired with an expected image ...
  • Characterizing the automatic radon flux transfer standard system autoflux: laboratory calibration and field experiments 

    Grossi, Claudia; Rábago, Daniel; Sainz, Carlos; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Otáhal, Petr; Fialova, Eliska; Quindós, Luis; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2023-05-31)
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    High-quality, long-term measurements of terrestrial trace gas emissions are important for investigations of atmospheric, geophysical and biological processes to help mitigate climate change and protect the environment and ...
  • PyMCGPU-IR Monte Carlo code test for occupational dosimetry 

    García Balcaza, Víctor; Fernández Bosman, David; Badal Soler, Andreu; Von Barnekow, Ariel; O'Connor, Una; Camp Brunés, Anna; Aranda López, Juan; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2023-05-24)
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    PyMCGPU-IR is an innovative occupational dose monitoring tool for interventional radiology procedures. It reads the radiation data from the Radiation Dose Structured Report of the procedure and combines this information ...
  • COVID-19 pandemic impact on the Spanish radiation protection professionals 

    García Baonza, Roberto; Sáez Muñoz, Marina; Candela Juan, Cristian; Rozas Guinea, Saroa; Camp Brunés, Anna; Martínez Ratia, Joana; Andresz, Sylvain (EDP Sciences, 2022-07-01)
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    The pandemic situation, originated due to the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, changed many aspects of our lives and jobs. This health crisis also affected the day-to-day work of radiation protection experts, including ...
  • Low dose response results and detection limits of the EURADOS intercomparison IC2021area for passive H*(10) area dosemeters 

    Hranitzky, Christian; Naber, Christian; Aslan, Julia; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Haninger, Thomas; Kneževic, Zeljka (2023-04-01)
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    The EURADOS intercomparison IC2021area with its main focus on low dose measurements was carried out between May 2021 and April 2022 for passive H*(10) area dosimetry systems. Three measurement conditions were provided at ...
  • Practical guidelines for personal monitoring and estimation of effective dose and dose to the lens of the eye in interventional procedures 

    Askounis, Panagiotis; Torras González, Anna; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Carinou, Eleftheria (2022-09-19)
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    Estimation of effective dose and dose to the lens of the eye for workers involved in interventional procedures is challenging. The interventional procedures in question involve high doses and, due to this, workers need to ...
  • Gamma passing rates of daily EPID transit images correlate to PTV coverage for breast cancer IMRT treatment plans 

    Duch Guillen, María Amor; Sánchez Artuñedo, David; Reyes López, Victoria; Granado Carrasco, Raquel; Beltrán Vilagrasa, Mercè; Hermida López, Marcelino (2023-01-26)
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    The use of the transit image obtained with the electronic portal-imaging device (EPID) is becoming an extended method to perform in-vivodosimetry. The transit images acquired during each fraction can be comparedwith a ...

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