XXXI, No. 4, Pp. 307-392
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Authors: Danial Salehi, Dariush Sardari, and Milad S. Jozani
Energy absorption buildup factors in the energy range of 0.2 MeV to 2 MeV using a geometric progression fitting approximation in some selected essential amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrate molecules have been obtained. A semi empirical relation-ship describing energy absorption buildup factors as a function of penetration depth, Compton scattering and energy absorption cross-section is used. This semi empirical method was defined in an earlier work on water and soft tissue by one of the present authors. We used this method for the calculating energy absorption buildup factor in biological samples. The results are compared with the energy absorption buildup factors data of the geometric progression fitting method. Good agreement between semi empirical and geometric progression fitting methods has been observed, so that average deviation is less than 2 % for all samples.
Key words: buildup factor, GP fitting, biological sample, semi empirical relationship
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