PHITS-based Application for RAdionuclide Dosimetry In Meshes
PARaDIM is a graphical user interface-based application for absorbed dose calculations in a variety of settings in nuclear medicine and radiation protection. It utilizes anatomically realistic tetrahedral mesh computational phantoms in combination with the well-validated multipurpose Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS) to compute region-level dose and 3D dose distributions with high speed and accuracy. To obtain a copy of PHITS, please visit here.
01 / VERSATILE
Antibody-, peptide-, or small molecule-based endoradiotherapy
External radionuclide exposure
3D dose calculation
02 / EASY
The methodology PARaDIM utilizes was previously only possible for professionals with an advanced understanding of a select few particle transport codes. PARaDIM requires no coding skills at all, and sophisticated simulations can be configured and run with just a few mouse clicks.
03 / FREE
As a service to the nuclear medicine community, PARaDIM is provided freely.
PARaDIM graphical user interface
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COMPATIBLE VISUALIZATION TOOLS
PARaDIM is designed with compatibility in mind for absorbed dose analysis/visualization in modern medical imaging software. Links to some of our favorite free software can be found here.
Installation note: After downloading PARaDIM via the link above, unzip the file to a location of your choice. Then just create a shortcut to PARaDIM_Release_<build date>.exe. PARaDIM's documentation/instructions can be accessed from within the program.
Compatibility note: Compatible with PHITS version 3.10+
References associated with PARaDIM
L.M. Carter, T. M. Crawford, T. Sato, T. Furuta, C. Choi, C.H. Kim, J.L. Brown, W.E. Bolch, P.B. Zanzonico, J.S. Lewis. PARaDIM: A PHITS-based Monte Carlo tool for internal dosimetry with tetrahedral mesh computational phantoms. J. Nucl. Med. (2019, 60 (12), 1802-1811. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnumed.119.229013