CALCULATION OF DOSE DISTRIBUTION ON RHIZOPHORA SPP SOY PROTEIN PHANTOM AT 6 MV PHOTON BEAM ENERGY USING MONTE CARLO METHOD

Authors

  • N. A. Rabaiee Cluster of Oncological and Radiological Science, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Bertam, Pulau Pinang
  • M. Z. A. Aziz Cluster of Oncological and Radiological Science, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Bertam, Pulau Pinang
  • R. Hashim Division of Bioresearch, Paper and Coating, School of Industrial Technology, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang
  • R. Abdullah School of Health Science, UniversitiSains Malaysia Health Campus, KubangKerian, Kelantan
  • A. L. Yusoff Department of Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Hospital UniversitiSains Malaysia, KubangKerian, Kela
  • M. F. I. A. Malik Science and Engineering Research Center, Universiti Sains Malaysia Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal Pulau Pinang
  • A. A. Tajuddin School of Physics, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v9i6s.20

Keywords:

mangrove wood, solid water phantom, water equivalent phantom, EGSnrc, depth dose.

Abstract

Some of the commercial solid phantoms were unable to provide a good simulation to water at low and high energy ranges. A potential phantom from Malaysian mangrove wood family, Rhizophoraspp was fabricated with addition of Soy Protein. An Electron Gamma Shower (EGSnrc) code was used to evaluate the dose distribution on Rhizophoraspp Soy Protein phantom at 6 MV photon beam energy.The result of the Rhizophoraspp Soy Protein phantom was then compared with the water phantom and the solid water phantom. This study showed that the uncertainty between Rhizophoraspp Soy Protein phantom and the water phantom and the solid water phantom is less than 8 % at certain depth. These comparable results have demonstrated the potential of the Rhizophoraspp Soy Protein phantom as another option for solid phantom in dosimetry purposes.

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2017-11-10

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