Utility of Modeling in Operational Health Physics

Health Physics Society’s (HPS) Accelerator Section Newsletter
Volume 33 Number 3 | Circulation: 166

Author: Shaun W. Kelley, CHP
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes


Health Physicists (HPs) are required to make extensive use of models in their work to predict/estimate doses from many possible sources. Probably the most common models used are for shielding requirements and dose rates. There are numerous models and software implementations of these models in use. While all of these models can be very useful, they all also have their limitations…

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