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FLUKA Monte Carlo calculations for hadrontherapy application
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2013 (English)In: CERN-Proceedings-2012-002, 2013, p. 461-467Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Monte Carlo (MC) codes are increasingly spreading in the hadrontherapy community due to their detailed description of radiation transport and interaction with matter. The suitability of a MC code for application to hadrontherapy demands accurate and reliable physical models for the description of the transport and the interaction of all components of the expected radiation field (ions, hadrons, electrons, positrons and photons). This contribution will address the specific case of the general-purpose particle and interaction code FLUKA. In this work, an application of FLUKA will be presented, i.e. establishing CT (computed tomography)-based calculations of physical and RBE (relative biological effectiveness)-weighted dose distributions in scanned carbon ion beam therapy.

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2013. p. 461-467
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Subatomic Physics
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Nuclear Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-222221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-222221DiVA, id: diva2:710985
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The 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR REACTION MECHANISMS, Varenna (Italy), Villa Monastero, 11-15 June 2012
Available from: 2014-04-09 Created: 2014-04-09 Last updated: 2014-04-09Bibliographically approved

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