• Monte Carlo simulation for the estimation of iron in human whole blood and comparison with experimental data

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      Attenuation coefficient; Monte Carlo N-particle-4C code; blood

    • Abstract


      Monte Carlo N-particle (MCNP) code has been used to simulate the transport of gamma photon rays of different energies (22, 31, 59.5 and 81 keV) to estimate the iron content in solutions. In this study, MCNP simulation results are compared with experiment and XCOM theoretical data. The simulation shows that theobtained results are in good agreement with experimental data, and better than the theoretical XCOM values. The study indicates that MCNP simulation is an excellent tool to estimate the iron concentration in the blood samples. The MCNP code can also be utilized to estimate other trace elements in the blood samples.

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      1. Experimental Nuclear Physics Department, Nuclear Research Centre, P.O. 13759, Cairo, Egypt
      2. Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, Beijing 100049, China
      3. Radiation Application Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), P.O. Box 14395–836, Tehran, Iran
      4. Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, India
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