Benchmarking nuclear models of FLUKA and GEANT4 for carbon ion therapy.


As carbon ions, at therapeutic energies, penetrate tissue, they undergo inelastic nuclear reactions and give rise to significant yields of secondary fragment fluences. Therefore, an accurate prediction of these fluences resulting from the primary carbon interactions is necessary in the patient's body in order to precisely simulate the spatial dose… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/55/19/014