Monte Carlo study of neutron dose equivalent during passive scattering proton therapy.

@article{Zheng2007MonteCS,
  title={Monte Carlo study of neutron dose equivalent during passive scattering proton therapy.},
  author={Yuanshui Zheng and Wayne Newhauser and Jonas D. Fontenot and Phil Taddei and Radhe Mohan},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 15},
  pages={4481-96}
}
Stray radiation exposures are of concern for patients receiving proton radiotherapy and vary strongly with several treatment factors. The purposes of this study were to conservatively estimate neutron exposures for a contemporary passive scattering proton therapy system and to understand how they vary with treatment factors. We studied the neutron dose equivalent per therapeutic absorbed dose (H/D) as a function of treatment factors including proton energy, location in the treatment room… CONTINUE READING

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