Simulations of the Activation of a Proton Therapy Facility Using a Complete Beamline Model With BDSIM

Robin Tesse, Eustache Gnacadja, Cédric Hernalsteens, Nicolas Pauly, Stewart Boogert, Laurence Nevay, William Shields

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A detailed model of the IBA Proteus® One compact gantry system has been created with BDSIM (Beam Delivery Simulation) that has been validated against experimental data. Results regarding activation studies have been obtained for the first time using seamless simulations of the transport of protons in the beamline and their interactions with the environment. The activation of the concrete shielding of the system is estimated after a period of 20 years of operation. These main results are presented and discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-208-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
Event10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 May 201924 May 2019


Conference10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019

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