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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-143

Simulation of the 6 MV Elekta Synergy Platform linac photon beam using Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission


1 Department of Physics, Laboratory of Physics of Radiation and Matter, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First; Department of Physics, Regional Hassan II Oncology Center, Oujda 60000, Morocco
2 Department of Physics, Laboratory of Physics of Radiation and Matter, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, Oujda; Department of Physics, National School of Applied sciences of Al-Hoceima, Morocco
3 Department of Physics, Laboratory of Physics of Radiation and Matter, Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, Oujda, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Tayalati Yahya
LPMR, University Mohammed First, P. O. Box 717, Oujda 60000
Morocco
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Source of Support: This project is funded by the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research CNRST (URAC07), the High Energy Physics Cluster (RUPHE) and the Spanich-Moroccans PCI2012 (A1/035250/11)., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/0971-6203.165077

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The present work validates the Geant4 Application for Tomographic Emission Monte Carlo software for the simulation of a 6 MV photon beam given by Elekta Synergy Platform medical linear accelerator treatment head. The simulation includes the major components of the linear accelerator (LINAC) with multi-leaf collimator and a homogeneous water phantom. Calculations were performed for the photon beam with several treatment field sizes ranging from 5 cm × 5 cm to 30 cm × 30 cm at 100 cm distance from the source. The simulation was successfully validated by comparison with experimental distributions. Good agreement between simulations and measurements was observed, with dose differences of about 0.02% and 2.5% for depth doses and lateral dose profiles, respectively. This agreement was also emphasized by the Kolmogorov–Smirnov goodness-of-fit test and by the gamma-index comparisons where more than 99% of the points for all simulations fulfill the quality assurance criteria of 2 mm/2%.


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