Investigations of Electron Contamination in Photon Fluence Monitoring of Radiotherapy
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
During the last decades radiotherapy has made major improvements in accuracy and individualization of the treatment techniques. In this project the thickness of a tungsten filter has been optimized using both simulations and experiments in order to further reduce the uncertainty in the dose given to the patient. With the filter, a dosage with less uncertainty can be obtained and less electrons will strike the patient which means less skin damage. In the simulations a program called PENELOPE, has been used which uses Monte Carlo methods for electron and photons transports. The experiment has been done on real Linear Accelerators.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
medical radiation physics, Photon Fluence Monitoring of Radiotherapy, immunology, genetics, pathology, radiation science, scandiDos
sjukhusfysik, scandiDos, filter, medicinteknik, akademiska sjukhuset
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260659DiVA: diva2:847919
Master Programme in Engineering Physics