publication . Bachelor thesis . 2017

Spektroskopisk Studie av Strålning runt Leksell Gamma Knife för Rumsavskärmningsapplikationer

Hubert, Alexis;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: KTH, Skolan för teknik och hälsa (STH)
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Any center planning to install a Gamma Knife radiosurgery unit has to provide for an efficient shielding of the treatment room, to protect the patient, the staff and the public, against undesired radiation. The shielding barrier design is controlled by national and international recommendations; the reference documents for gamma ray radiotherapy facilities are the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) reports 49 and 151. However, some facts highlighted in this thesis point out that NCRP methods are ill-adapted to the Gamma Knife. Spectroscopic measurements were performed around the Gamma Knife with a Germanium detector. They revealed t...
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free text keywords: Gamma Knife, Elekta, spectra, spectroscopic, radiation, Monte Carlo, shielding
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