Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

David C. Medich, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

David Medich, Committee Chair

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Germano Iannacchione, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Izabela Stroe, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-2341

Abstract

Radioactive sources used in brachytherapy must be dosimetrically characterized prior to clinical use as defined the TG-43 protocol. In our previous project, Gafchromic film dosimetry was used to experimentally obtain the anisotropy function for an M-19 iridium-192 brachytherapy seed being developed by Source Production Equipment Corp (St. Rose, LA). In this project, the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport code (MCNP) was used to computationally obtain the full set of TG-43 parameters including the Dose Rate Constant, the Reference Dose Rate, the Radial Dose Function, and the Anisotropy Constant for the M-19 seed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Physics

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2019-12-13

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

MCNP, Dosimetry, Brachytherapy, Gafchromic film

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