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Investigations of Electron Contamination in Photon Fluence Monitoring of Radiotherapy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Medical Radiation Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During the last decades radiotherapy has made major improvements in accuracy and individualization of the treatment techniques. In this project the thickness of a tungsten filter has been optimized using both simulations and experiments in order to further reduce the uncertainty in the dose given to the patient. With the filter, a dosage with less uncertainty can be obtained and less electrons will strike the patient which means less skin damage. In the simulations a program called PENELOPE, has been used which uses Monte Carlo methods for electron and photons transports. The experiment has been done on real Linear Accelerators.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Series
TVE, 15055
Keyword [en]
medical radiation physics, Photon Fluence Monitoring of Radiotherapy, immunology, genetics, pathology, radiation science, scandiDos
Keyword [sv]
sjukhusfysik, scandiDos, filter, medicinteknik, akademiska sjukhuset
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Medical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260659DiVA: diva2:847919
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ScandiDos AB
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
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Available from: 2015-09-03 Created: 2015-08-21 Last updated: 2015-09-03Bibliographically approved

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