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The Neutron Dose Equivalent Around High Energy Medical Electron Linear Accelerators


Poje, Marina; Ivković, Ana; Jurković, Slaven; Žauhar, Gordana; Vuković, Branko; Radolić, Vanja; Miklavčić, Igor; Kaliman, Zoran; Planinić, Josip; Brkić, Hrvoje; Faj, Dario
The Neutron Dose Equivalent Around High Energy Medical Electron Linear Accelerators // Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, 29 (2014), 3; 207-212 doi:10.2298/NTRP1403207P (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The Neutron Dose Equivalent Around High Energy Medical Electron Linear Accelerators

Autori
Poje, Marina ; Ivković, Ana ; Jurković, Slaven ; Žauhar, Gordana ; Vuković, Branko ; Radolić, Vanja ; Miklavčić, Igor ; Kaliman, Zoran ; Planinić, Josip ; Brkić, Hrvoje ; Faj, Dario

Izvornik
Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection (1451-3994) 29 (2014), 3; 207-212

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

Ključne riječi
Radiotherapy ; electron linear accelerator ; neutron equivalent dose

Sažetak
The measurement of neutron dose equivalent was made in four dual energy linear accelerator rooms. Two of the rooms were reconstructed after decommissioning of 60Co units, so the main limitation was the space. The measurements were performed by a nuclear track etched detectors LR-115 associated with the converter (radiator) that consist of 10B and with the ac - tive neutron detector Thermo BIOREM FHT 742. The detectors were set at several locations to evaluate the neutron ambient dose equivalent and/or neutron dose rate to which medical personnel could be exposed. Also, the neutron dose dependence on collimator aperture was analyzed. The obtained neutron dose rates outside the accelerator rooms were several times smaller than the neutron dose rates in side the accelerator rooms. Never the less, the measured neutron dose equivalent was not negligible from the aspect of the personal dosimetry with almost 2 mSv a year per person in the areas occupied by staff (conservative estimation). In rooms with 15 MV accelerators, the neutron exposure to the personnel was significantly lower than in the rooms having 18 MV accelerators installed. It was even more pronounced in the room reconstructed after the 60Co decommissioning. This study confirms that shielding from the neutron radiation should be considered when building vaults for high energy linear accelerators, especially when the space constraints exist.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Klinički bolnički centar Osijek,
Medicinski fakultet, Osijek,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka,
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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


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