Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods

N. V. Bezrukiy, J. J. DeMarco, I. Chetty, J. B. Smathers, T. D. Solberg

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Abstract

Circular fields were simulated using MC methods to verify beam characteristics. Ouput factors calculated with MCNP agreed with 2.05% with those determined by direct measurement for all field sizes above 7 mm in diameter. Below this value, larger discrepancies were observed and Monte Carlo is though to be the superior technique in determining the output factors. Parallel processing using PVM proved to be a very useful tool in reducing the calculation time of the MCNP4b code.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsJ.D. Enderle
Pages1831-1833
Number of pages3
Volume3
StatePublished - 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Bezrukiy, N. V., DeMarco, J. J., Chetty, I., Smathers, J. B., & Solberg, T. D. (2000). Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods. In J. D. Enderle (Ed.), Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 3, pp. 1831-1833)