A mathematical child phantom for the calculation of dose to the organs at risk

Med Phys. 1988 May-Jun;15(3):328-33. doi: 10.1118/1.596226.


In order to calculate the doses received by the organs of 530 children treated by radiation for cancer between 1945 and 1969 at the G. Roussy Institute, we have developed a computer program for organ location calculation. To calculate the location of each child's organs of interest at the time of the treatment, only two parameters are necessary; sex and height or sex and age when the height at the time of the treatment is unknown. The algorithm is based on the metric studies of growth known as auxology. Each organ is located by one point representing its center. The model has been checked on 100 healthy children.

MeSH terms

  • Aging
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fetus
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mathematics
  • Models, Anatomic*
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Software