Author: Rata, R.
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TUPOY018 FLUKA Simulations for Radiation Protection at 3 Different Facilities 1940
  • R. Rata, S.C. Lee
    IIAA, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • R.J. Barlow
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  FLUKA Monte Carlo Code is a transport code widely used in radiation protection studies. The code was developed in 1962 by Johannes Ranft and the name stands for FLUktuierende Kaskade (Fluctuating Cascade). The code was developede for high-energy physics and it can track 60 different particles from 1keV to thousands of TeV. It can be applied to accelerator design, shielding design, dosimetry, space radiation and hadron therapy. For particle therapy, FLUKA uses various physical models, all implemented in the PEANUT (Pre-Equilibrium Approach to Nuclear Thermalization) framework. The investigation was made for three different facilities : the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, the Christie Hospital and the OpenMeD facility at CERN. We calculated the secondary dose distributed to the patient, in case of Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and to the workers in case of the Christie Hospital and OpenMeD, and to investigate whether the shielding methods meet the existing radiation protection requirements and that the doses to the staff are kept As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY018  
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