Energy deposition by a Ru-106/Rh-106 eye applicator simulated using LEPTS, a low-energy particle track simulation

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Abstract

The present study introduces LEPTS, an event-by-event Monte Carlo programme, for simulating an ophthalmic (106)Ru/(106)Rh applicator relevant in brachytherapy of ocular tumours. The distinctive characteristics of this code are the underlying radiation-matter interaction models that distinguish elastic and several kinds of inelastic collisions, as well as the use of mostly experimental input data. Special emphasis is placed on the treatment of low-energy electrons for generally being responsible for the deposition of a large portion of the total energy imparted to matter.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)1198-1204
JournalApplied Radiation And Isotopes
Volume69
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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