DEVELOPMENT OF A NEUTRON DOSIMETRY SYSTEM BASED ON DOUBLE SELF-ACTIVATED CSI DETECTORS FOR MEDICAL LINAC ENVIRONMENTS

Yumika Hanada, Akihiro Nohtomi, Junichi Fukunaga, Yoshiyuki Shioyama

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Abstract

In the present study, by using double self-activated CsI detectors, the development of a neutron dosemeter system whose response indicates better agreement with the International Commission on Radiological Protection-74 rem-response was carried out to simply evaluate the neutron dose with high accuracy. The present double neutron dosemeter system, using a slow-neutron dosemeter (thermal to 10 keV) and a fast-neutron dosemeter (above 10 keV), consists of CsI scintillators wrapped with two types of neutron energy filtering materials: polyethylene and B4C silicon rubber. After optimization of each filter thickness, to confirm the validity of our method, the neutron ambient dose equivalents under several operating conditions of medical linear accelerators (Linacs) were evaluated using a Monte Carlo simulation and an experiment with the present dosemeter. From these results, the present dosimetry system has enabled a more accurate neutron dose evaluation than our conventional dosemeter, and the present dosemeter was suitable for the neutron dosimetry for 10 MV Linac environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-386
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume192
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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