Go Back

PIMAL Overview

The PIMAL code is a graphical user interface with pre-processor and post-processor capabilities which assists users in developing MCNP input decks and running the codes. It allows users to easily generate quantitative figures of merit regarding positioning arms and legs in difference geometries. PIMAL software is considered an efficient and accurate tool for performing dosimetry calculations for radiation workers and exposed members of the public.
  • Adult phantom based on the ORNL-University of Florida adult phantom.
  • Differs from the ORNL-UF phantom in that the arms and legs are separated from the torso, and can bend at the joints (shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee).
  • Using primarily to accurately simulate the exposure configuration in cases involving unplanned exposures of workers.
  • Arms and legs are bent by using sliders, one for each joint on each arm and leg.
  • The phantom is designed to run as input to the MCNP radiation transport code.
  • PIMAL provides a set of predefined source configurations and radionuclides.
  • The user may modify the MCNP input files to define any desired source configuration.
PiMAL PiMAL PiMAL Layout of the graphical user interface (GUI) for PIMAL. The right panel is used to set the arms and legs, and the bottom panel is used to run the code.