A Study on Photoneutrons Generated in a Linear Accelerator Head using GEANT4


  • Junho Ko
  • Yoon S ang Kim
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Radiotherapy, Radiation protection, Linear accelerator, Photoneutron, GEANT4


Medical linear accelerators use high energy for treatment of deeply located tumors. However, linear accelerators using energy above 6 MeV are likely to cause photoneutron contamination. In this paper, we analyzed photoneutrons generated in a linear accelerator head using GEANT4 (GEometry ANd Tracking) simulation. From the simulation results, it was confirmed that the generation of photoneutrons increases in the linear accelerator head as higher the energy of the electron beam.




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Ko, J., ang Kim, Y. S., & ., . (2018). A Study on Photoneutrons Generated in a Linear Accelerator Head using GEANT4. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4.27), 106–109. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i4.27.22494
Received 2018-11-30
Accepted 2018-11-30
Published 2018-11-30