Hadron Therapy Machine Simulations Using BDSIM

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Minimising the background radiation dose in hadron ther- apy from particle losses and secondary emissions is of the highest importance for patient protection. To achieve this, tracking particles from source to the patient delivery region in a single simulation provides a quantitative description that distinguishes the background radiation from the treatment dose arriving at the gantry’s isocentre. We demonstrate the ability to simulate beam transport, particle loss studies, and background radiation tracking in an example hadron therapy machine using BDSIM, a Geant4 based Monte Carlo simula- tion code for tracking high energy particles within a particle accelerator and its surrounding environment. Machine optics verification is also demonstrated through comparison to existing accelerator tracking codes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-184-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event9th International Particle Accelerator Conference - JW Marriot Parq, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 29 Apr 20184 May 2018


Conference9th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC18
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