Oct 15 – 22, 2009
Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN
Europe/Rome timezone

Simulation studies of a therapeutic proton beam delivery system

Oct 16, 2009, 5:30 PM
Room "Azzurra" (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN)

Room "Azzurra"

Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN

Via S. Sofia 62, Catania (I)
Oral presentation Users Workshop Users' Workshop Parallel Session VIII - Medical


Mr Jungwook Shin (National Cancer Center, Korea)


We have been developing a Monte Carlo simulation software to be applied in clinical usage. To apply a Monte Carlo simulation in clinical support, the reproducibility of real irradiation is prerequisite. From modeling the therapeutic nozzle to mimicking treatment scheme, we have successfully modeled our beam delivery system which is using rotation modulation wheels to generate a spread-out Bragg peaks(SOBP). The initial beam energy for Monte Carlo simulation was estimated based on the Bragg peak comparisons with measurement and used to simulate SOBPs resulting good agreement with measured SOBPs.In this presentation, we will summarize our status of development and introduce user studies applying the developed software.


Proton therapy, SOBP, modulation wheel


In order to apply Monte Carlo simulation to clinical support, the authors have been developing the Monte Carlo simulation for the proton therapy based on the Geant4 simulation toolkit.

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Primary author

Mr Jungwook Shin (National Cancer Center, Korea)


Dr Dongho Shin (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Dongwook Kim (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Myeong geun Yoon (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Se Byeong Lee (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Sung-Yong Park (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Sungwhan Ahn (National Cancer Center, Korea) Dr Young Kyung Lim (National Cancer Center, Korea)

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