Monte Carlo derived absorbed fractions for a voxelized model of Oncorhynchus mykiss, a rainbow trout

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  • Simple, ellipsoidal geometries have long been the standard for estimating radiation dose rates in nonhuman biota (NHB). With the introduction of a regulatory protection standard that emphasizes protection of NHB as its own end point, there has been interest in improved models for the calculation of dose rates in NHB. Here, we describe the creation of a voxelized model for a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), a freshwater aquatic salmonid. Absorbed fractions (AFs) for both photon and electron sources were tabulated at electron energies of 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 4.0 MeV and photon energies of 0.01, 0.015, 0.02, 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 4.0 MeV. A representative set of the data is made available in this publication; the entire set of absorbed fractions is available as electronic supplementary materials. These results are consistent with previous voxelized models and reinforce the well-understood relationship between the AF and the target’s mass and location, as well as the energy of the incident radiation.
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  • Ruedig E; Caffrey E; Hess C; Higley K
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  • 581
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  • 53
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  • 3