Secondary neutron doses received by paediatric patients during intracranial proton therapy treatments.

Abstract

This paper's goal is to assess secondary neutron doses received by paediatric patients treated for intracranial tumours using a 178 MeV proton beam. The MCNPX Monte Carlo model of the proton therapy facility, previously validated through experimental measurements for both proton and neutron dosimetry, was used. First, absorbed dose was calculated for organs… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0952-4746/34/2/279

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