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Installation Shielding in Radiotherapy

  • Riccardo CalandrinoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB, volume 1)

Abstract

The topics of this lecture will include: General ICRP parameters W, U, T Part I: Linac installation Standard layout for the radiotherapy room Primary and secondary radiation Ever green NCRP51 Area limits NCRP151 approach to calculations Neutron contamination of high energy units Interactions of neutrons with matter Door calculation Part II: Brachytherapy Rooms Sources and their physical characteristics Two examples: HDR and LDR shielding calculations

Keywords

Radiation protection Linac shielding Brachytherapy shielding TVL 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Physics Department IRCCS San RaffaeleMilanoItaly

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