Cobalt Therapy Dosimetric Calculations Over a Voxelized Heterogeneous Phantom: Validation of Different Monte Carlo Models and Methodologies Against Experimental Data

@article{Mir2006CobaltTD,
  title={Cobalt Therapy Dosimetric Calculations Over a Voxelized Heterogeneous Phantom: Validation of Different Monte Carlo Models and Methodologies Against Experimental Data},
  author={Rafael Mir{\'o} and Belen Juste and Sergio Flores Gallardo and Andr{\'e}s Santos and G. Verd{\'u}},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={53},
  pages={3808-3817}
}
The main goal of the present paper is to quantify, in homogeneous and heterogeneous phantoms, the differences between experimentally measured dose distributions inside it, and those calculated by the simulation of different transport models using the Monte Carlo computer code MCNP. This objective has been achieved simulating the electron and photon transport in a water phantom irradiated by a Theratron 780 (MDS Nordion) 60Co radiotherapy unit, which has been realistically modeled, considering… CONTINUE READING

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