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Title: GDR in Radiotherapy Treatment Fields with 18 MV Accelerators
Authors: Martín Landrove, Rafael
Dávila, Jesús
Vega Carrillo, Héctor René
Barrera, María Teresa
Kreiner, Andrés Juan
Pino, Felix
Barros, Silvia
Greaves, Eduardo
Sajo Bohus, Laszlo
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
Abstract: Giant dipole photo-nuclear reactions generated during Linac radiotherapy are of concern due to the undesirable neutron dose delivered to patients. Nuclear track methodology provides an estimation of gradients of photo-neutrons fields in radiotherapy treatments for 18 MV linear accelerators and it revealed an unexpected behaviour around isocenter. Enhancement effects are observed on absorbed dose due to both scattered photo-neutrons and ( ,n) reactions. Thermal neutrons can give a dose boost if the tumour is loaded with 10B and a new BNCT approach combined with the standard photon field is proposed.
URI: http://localhost/xmlui/handle/20.500.11845/783
ISBN: 9789290834182
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Appears in Collections:*Documentos Académicos*-- UA Ciencias Nucleares

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