Decontamination of the Activation Product Based on a Legal Revision of the Cyclotron Vault Room on the Non-self-shield Compact Medical Cyclotron

Isao Komiya, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Toshioh Fujibuchi, Kazumasa Nakamura, Shingo Baba, Hiroshi Honda

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Abstract

The non-self-shield compact medical cyclotron and the cyclotron vault room were in operation for 27 years. They have now been decommissioned. We efficiently implemented a technique to identify an activation product in the cyclotron vault room. Firstly, the distribution of radioactive concentrations in the concrete of the cyclotron vault room was estimated by calculation from the record of the cyclotron operation. Secondly, the comparison of calculated results with an actual measurement was performed using a NaI scintillation survey meter and a high-purity germanium detector. The calculated values were overestimated as compared to the values measured using the NaI scintillation survey meter and the high-purity germanium detector. However, it could limit the decontamination area. By simulating the activation range, we were able to minimize the concrete core sampling. Finally, the appropriate range of radioactivated area in the cyclotron vault room was decontaminated based on the results of the calculation. After decontamination, the radioactive concentration was below the detection limit value in all areas inside the cyclotron vault room. By these procedures, the decommissioning process of the cyclotron vault room was more efficiently performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-998
Number of pages10
JournalNihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume72
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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