The FLUKA code and its use in hadron therapy

Battistoni, G. and Broggi, F. and Brugger, M. and Campanella, M. and Carboni, M. and Cerutti, F. and Colleoni, P. and D'Ambrosio, C. and Empl, A. and Fassò, A. and Ferrari, Al. and Ferrari, An. and Gadioli, E. and Lantz, M. and Lee, K. and Lukasik, G. and Mairani, A. and Margiotta, A. and Mauri, M. and Morone, M. C. and Mostacci, A. and Muraro, S. and Parodi, K. and Patera, V. and Pelliccioni, M. and Pinsky, L. and Ranft, J. and Roesler, S. and Rollet, S. and Sala, P. R. and Sarchiapone, L. and Sioli, M. and Smirnov, G. and Sommerer, F. and Theis, C. and Trovati, S. and Villari, R. and Vinke, H. and Vlachoudis, V. and Wilson, T. and Zapp, N. (2008) The FLUKA code and its use in hadron therapy. Il nuovo cimento C, 31 (1). pp. 69-75. ISSN 1826-9885

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FLUKA is a multipurpose Monte Carlo code describing transport and interaction with matter of a large variety of particles over a wide energy range in complex geometries. FLUKA is successfully applied in several fields, including, but not only, particle physics, cosmic-ray physics, dosimetry, radioprotection, hadron therapy, space radiation, accelerator design and neutronics. Here we briefly review recent model developments and provide examples of applications to hadron therapy, including calculation of physical and biological dose for comparison with analytical treatment planning engines as well as β+-activation for therapy monitoring by means of positron emission tomography.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Projectile and target fragmentation ; Effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems ; Monte Carlo methods ; Positron emission tomography (PET)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 14:48
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 14:48

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