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

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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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Monte Carlo methods
Photons
Processing

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  • 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)

Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods. / Bezrukiy, N. V.; DeMarco, J. J.; Chetty, I.; Smathers, J. B.; Solberg, T. D.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. ed. / J.D. Enderle. Vol. 3 2000. p. 1831-1833.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bezrukiy, NV, DeMarco, JJ, Chetty, I, Smathers, JB & Solberg, TD 2000, Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods. in JD Enderle (ed.), Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. vol. 3, pp. 1831-1833, 22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, United States, 7/23/00.
Bezrukiy NV, DeMarco JJ, Chetty I, Smathers JB, Solberg TD. Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods. In Enderle JD, editor, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 3. 2000. p. 1831-1833
Bezrukiy, N. V. ; DeMarco, J. J. ; Chetty, I. ; Smathers, J. B. ; Solberg, T. D. / Verification of output factors for small photon beams using Monte Carlo methods. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. editor / J.D. Enderle. Vol. 3 2000. pp. 1831-1833
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