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The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator


Ivković, Ana; Faj, Dario; Kasabašić, Mladen; Poje Sovilj, Marina; Krpan, Ivana; Grabar Branilović, Marina; Brkić, Hrvoje
The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator // Radiology and oncology, 54 (2020), 2; 247-252 doi:10.2478/raon-2020-0024 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator

Autori
Ivković, Ana ; Faj, Dario ; Kasabašić, Mladen ; Poje Sovilj, Marina ; Krpan, Ivana ; Grabar Branilović, Marina ; Brkić, Hrvoje

Izvornik
Radiology and oncology (1318-2099) 54 (2020), 2; 247-252

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
vault reconstruction ; 60Co decommission ; Monte Carlo simulations ; CR-39 ; neutron dose equivalent

Sažetak
Introduction High energy electron linear accelerators (LINACs) producing photon beams with energies higher than 10 MeV are widely used in radiation therapy. In these beams, fast neutrons are generated, which results in undesired contamination of the therapeutic beam. In this study, measurements and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations were used to obtain neutron spectra and dose equivalents in vicinity of linear accelerator. Methods LINAC Siemens Oncor Expression in Osijek University Hospital is placed in vault that was previously used for 60Co machine. Then, the shielding of the vault was enhanced using lead and steel plates. Measurements of neutron dose equivalent around LINAC and the vault were done using CR-39 solid state nuclear track detectors. To compensate energy dependence of detectors, neutron energy spectra was calculated in measuring positions using MC simulations. Results The vault is a source of photoneutrons, but a vast majority of neutrons originates from accelerator head. Neutron spectra obtained from MC simulations show significant changes between the measuring positions. Annual neutron dose equivalent per year was estimated to be less than 324 µSv in the measuring points outside of the vault. Conclusions Since detectors used in this paper are very dependent on neutron energy, it is extremely important to know the neutron spectra in measuring points. Though, patient dosimetry should include neutrons, estimated annual neutron doses outside the vault were far below exposure limit of ionizing radiation for workers.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika, Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekti:
ZUP2018-16

Ustanove:
Klinički bolnički centar Osijek,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek,
Sveučilište u Osijeku - Odjel za fiziku,
Fakultet za dentalnu medicinu i zdravstvo, Osijek

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Ivković, Ana; Faj, Dario; Kasabašić, Mladen; Poje Sovilj, Marina; Krpan, Ivana; Grabar Branilović, Marina; Brkić, Hrvoje
The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator // Radiology and oncology, 54 (2020), 2; 247-252 doi:10.2478/raon-2020-0024 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Ivković, A., Faj, D., Kasabašić, M., Poje Sovilj, M., Krpan, I., Grabar Branilović, M. & Brkić, H. (2020) The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator. Radiology and oncology, 54 (2), 247-252 doi:10.2478/raon-2020-0024.
@article{article, year = {2020}, pages = {247-252}, DOI = {10.2478/raon-2020-0024}, keywords = {vault reconstruction, 60Co decommission, Monte Carlo simulations, CR-39, neutron dose equivalent}, journal = {Radiology and oncology}, doi = {10.2478/raon-2020-0024}, volume = {54}, number = {2}, issn = {1318-2099}, title = {The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator}, keyword = {vault reconstruction, 60Co decommission, Monte Carlo simulations, CR-39, neutron dose equivalent} }
@article{article, year = {2020}, pages = {247-252}, DOI = {10.2478/raon-2020-0024}, keywords = {vault reconstruction, 60Co decommission, Monte Carlo simulations, CR-39, neutron dose equivalent}, journal = {Radiology and oncology}, doi = {10.2478/raon-2020-0024}, volume = {54}, number = {2}, issn = {1318-2099}, title = {The influence of shielding reinforcement in a vault with limited dimensions on the neutron dose equivalent in vicinity of medical electron linear accelerator}, keyword = {vault reconstruction, 60Co decommission, Monte Carlo simulations, CR-39, neutron dose equivalent} }

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