Out-of-field beam characteristics of a 6 MV photon beam: Results of a Monte Carlo study

Azarnoosh, Ali. and Shokrani, Parvaneh. and Atarod, Maryam. (2013) Out-of-field beam characteristics of a 6 MV photon beam: Results of a Monte Carlo study. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 72.

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Abstract

Detailed characteristics of particles in the periphery of a 6 MV photon beam resulting from the exposure of a water phantom were analyzed. The characteristics at the periphery were determined with respect to particles’ origin and charge, using Monte Carlo simulations. Results showed that in the peripheral regions, the energy fluence and the mean energy distribution of particles are independent of depth, and the majority of charged particles originate in the irradiated volume. The results are used to examine out-of-field dosimetry factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluence Photon Monte Carlo Out-of-field dose
Subjects: WN Radiology . Diagnostic Imaging
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Radiology
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 06:56
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 10:33
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6003

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