Characteristics of the photoneutron contamination present in a high-energy radiotherapy treatment room.

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The photoneutron contamination arising from a high-energy medical lineal accelerator is calculated using Monte Carlo simulation, as a function of the radiation field size. The information is used to model the neutron propagation in a radiotherapy treatment room and the transmission across concrete mazes. The Monte Carlo code MCNP4C is used to model the main… (More)

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@article{GarnicaGarza2005CharacteristicsOT, title={Characteristics of the photoneutron contamination present in a high-energy radiotherapy treatment room.}, author={H. M. Garnica-Garza}, journal={Physics in medicine and biology}, year={2005}, volume={50 3}, pages={531-9} }