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Determination of the relationship between dose deposition and Cerenkov photons in homogeneous and heterogeneous phantoms during radiotherapy using Monte Carlo method

  • Diyun Shu
  • Xiaobin Tang
  • Changran Geng
  • Chunhui Gong
  • Da Chen
Article

Abstract

To explore the response relationship between Cerenkov photons and dose deposition, which is the theoretical premise of dose measurement based on Cerenkov effect, Geant4 was used to simulate the process of homogeneous and heterogeneous phantoms irradiated with monoenergetic or clinical beam energy spectrum. Results showed certain response relationship between Cerenkov photons and dose deposition regardless of the phantom used under different irradiation conditions. However, deviation observed in the axial distribution of dose deposition as characterized by Cerenkov photons was larger under electron beam than under photon beam.

Keywords

Radiotherapy Dose measurement Cerenkov effect Geant4 

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Acknowledgments

This work was funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, and this work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11475087) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 3082014NS2014060).

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diyun Shu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaobin Tang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Changran Geng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chunhui Gong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Da Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Science and EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education InstitutionsNanjingChina

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