Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING   2018 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 29 To 42.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF SOURCE GEOMETRY ON THE OUTPUT OF MINIATURE X-RAY TUBE FOR ELECTRONIC BRACHYTHERAPY THROUGH SIMULATION

 
 
Author(s):  BARATI B.*, ZABIHZADEH M., TAHMASEBI BIRGANI M.J., CHEGINI N., FATAHIASL J., MIRR I.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL PHYSICS, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AHVAZ JUNDISHAPUR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, AHVAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective: The use of miniature X-ray source in electronic brachytherapy is on the rise so there is an urgent need to acquire more knowledge on X-ray spectrum production and distribution by a dose. The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of target thickness and geometry at the source of miniature X-ray tube on tube output.
Method: Five sources were simulated based on problems each with a specific geometric structure and conditions using MCNPX code. Tallies proportional to the output were used to calculate the results for the influence of source geometry on output.
Results: The results of this work include the size of the optimal thickness of 5 miniature sources, energy spectrum of the sources per 50 kev and also the axial and transverse dose of simulated sources were calculated based on these thicknesses. The miniature source geometric was affected on the output x-ray tube.
Conclusion: The result of this study demonstrates that hemispherical-conical, hemispherical and truncated-conical miniature sources were determined as the most suitable tools.

 
Keyword(s): MONTE CARLO, ELECTRONIC BRACHYTHERAPY, TARGET OPTIMIZATION, ENERGY SPECTRUM, MINIATURE SOURCE
 
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