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Title: Induced radioisotopes inside the treatment hall with a Linac radiotherapy
Authors: de León Martínez, Héctor Asael
Rivera Pérez, Esteban
Gallego Díaz, Eduardo
Lorente, Alfredo
Vega Carrillo, Héctor René
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Abstract: When linacs operate above 8 MV an undesirable neutron field is produced whose spectrum has three main components: the direct spectrum due to those neutrons leaking out from the linac head, the scattered spectrum due to neutrons produced in the head that collides with the nuclei in the head losing energy and the third spectrum due to room-return effect; this last are mainly epithermal and thermal neutrons being constant at any location in the treatment hall. These neutrons induce activation mainly in the concrete walls and the linac components. Here the induced radioisotopes have been identified in concrete samples located in the hall and in one of the wedges. The identification has been carried out using a gamma-ray spectrometer.
URI: http://localhost/xmlui/handle/20.500.11845/760
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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