Characterization of a novel material to be used as bolus in radiotherapy with electrons

Appl Radiat Isot. 2022 Feb 16;183:110154. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110154. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFeatures of new material to be used as bolus in external radiotherapy were determined and their performance were evaluated. The characterization was carried out using Monte Carlo methods with the Geant4 code where the Percentage Depth Dose (PDD) due to electrons was estimated. In the Monte Carlo model the linear accelerator head was included. Calculated results were experimentally validated with measurements made for 6, 9, 12 and 16 MeV electron beams. The key characteristics of the implemented material were identified, guaranteeing a low cost bolus, easy to be customized and to be used in clinical applications. In comparison with commercial materials the new materials are superior from the cost to the effectiveness of their use in clinical treatments.PMID:35217326 | DOI:10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110154
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