Photonuclear isotope characterization of a Siemens KDS 18 MV linac head

M. Roig, V. Panettieri, Merce Ginjaume, As Sánchez-Reyes

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Induced activity due to photonuclear reactions produced in the vacuum window of the accelerating wave-guide, the x-ray target and the beam-flattening filter of an 18 MV Siemens KDS linac has been studied. Measurements were performed using a high-purity portable germanium detector. Radioisotopes such as 196Au, 57CO, 60Co and other traces were detected one week after the last clinical use of the linac.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N243-N246
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics in Medicine & Biology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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