Neutron measurements for intensity modulated radiation therapy

N. E. Ipe, S. Roesler, S. B. Jiang, C. M. Ma

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Abstract

The beam-on time for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is increased significantly compared with conventional radiotherapy treatments. Further, the presence of beam modulation devices may potentially affect neutron production. Therefore, neutron measurements were performed for 15 MV photon beams on a Varian Clinac accelerator to determine the impact of IMRT on neutron dose equivalent to the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsJ.D. Enderle
Pages3234-3237
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000

Other

Other22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/23/007/28/00

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Keywords

  • Dose
  • IMRT
  • MLC
  • Neutron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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Ipe, N. E., Roesler, S., Jiang, S. B., & Ma, C. M. (2000). Neutron measurements for intensity modulated radiation therapy. In J. D. Enderle (Ed.), Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 4, pp. 3234-3237)