Calculations of secondary neutron dose from 18 MV IMRT

Michele Sutton Ferenci, Rebecca M. Howell, Joseph Y. Ting, Lawrence W. Davis, Nolan E. Hertel

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Abstract

A preliminary examination of the secondary neutron dose from 18 MV Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) was performed using the Monte Carlo code, MCNPX. A model of the Varian Clinac 2200C/2300C including the multileaf collimator was created to compute the neutron fluence and production in and around the treatment head. The neutron fluence results were folded with ICRP 74 fluence-to-dose conversion coefficients to obtain the ambient dose equivalent outside of the treatment head. The calculations are compared with measurements at the same location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages600-606
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventSixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2003Jun 5 2003

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OtherSixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/1/036/5/03

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Radiotherapy
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Neutrons

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Ferenci, M. S., Howell, R. M., Ting, J. Y., Davis, L. W., & Hertel, N. E. (2003). Calculations of secondary neutron dose from 18 MV IMRT. 600-606. Paper presented at Sixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance, San Diego, CA, United States.
Ferenci, Michele Sutton ; Howell, Rebecca M. ; Ting, Joseph Y. ; Davis, Lawrence W. ; Hertel, Nolan E. / Calculations of secondary neutron dose from 18 MV IMRT. Paper presented at Sixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance, San Diego, CA, United States.7 p.
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Calculations of secondary neutron dose from 18 MV IMRT. / Ferenci, Michele Sutton; Howell, Rebecca M.; Ting, Joseph Y.; Davis, Lawrence W.; Hertel, Nolan E.

2003. 600-606 Paper presented at Sixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance, San Diego, CA, United States.

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Ferenci MS, Howell RM, Ting JY, Davis LW, Hertel NE. Calculations of secondary neutron dose from 18 MV IMRT. 2003. Paper presented at Sixth International Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp'03): Accelerator Applications in a Nuclear Renaissance, San Diego, CA, United States.