Author: Jia, X.L.
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THPFI020 Radiation Shielding Design for Medical Cyclotrons 3339
  • F. Wang, T. Cui, X.L. Jia, Z.G. Li, T.J. Zhang, X.Z. Zhang
    CIAE, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  With the increasing applications of cyclotrons in health care, a number of cyclotrons ranging from several MeVs to hundreds MeVs have used for radio diagnostic and radiation therapy. A 14 MeV PET cyclotron, CYCIAE-14, has been installed in a shielding building for tests at CIAE that can be used for FDG production and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). In the mean time, the development of a 235MeV cyclotron, CYCIAE-235, which can be used for proton therapy, is in progress at the same laboratory. In terms of the cyclotron application in factories and hospitals, an appropriate radiation shielding design is of critical importance. In the case of CYCIAE-14 and CYCIAE-235, the neutron source of different cyclotrons has been estimated to define the thickness of the total shielding, and the concrete is selected as the main shielding material. For CYCIAE-14 specifically, local shielding has been implemented. This paper will give an introduction to the radiation shielding design for CYCIAE-14 and CYCIAE-235 respectively. The typical layout for the application of the two machines is presented in this paper which can be applied in factories and hospitals as well.