Nuclear data for radiotherapy: Presentation of a new ICRU report and IAEA initiatives

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An ICRU report entitled ''Nuclear Data for neutron and Proton Radiotherapy and for Radiation Protection'' is in preparation. The present paper presents an overview of this report, along with examples of some of the results obtained for evaluated nuclear cross sections and kerma coefficients. These cross sections are evaluated using a combination of measured data and the GNASH nuclear model code for elements of importance for biological, dosimetric, beam modification and shielding purposes. In the case of hydrogen both R-matrix and phase-shift scattering theories are used. In the report neutron cross sections and kerma coefficients will be presented up to ... continued below

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Chadwick, M.B.; Jones, D.T.L. & Barschall, H.H. September 1, 1998.

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An ICRU report entitled ''Nuclear Data for neutron and Proton Radiotherapy and for Radiation Protection'' is in preparation. The present paper presents an overview of this report, along with examples of some of the results obtained for evaluated nuclear cross sections and kerma coefficients. These cross sections are evaluated using a combination of measured data and the GNASH nuclear model code for elements of importance for biological, dosimetric, beam modification and shielding purposes. In the case of hydrogen both R-matrix and phase-shift scattering theories are used. In the report neutron cross sections and kerma coefficients will be presented up to 100 MeV and proton cross sections up to 250 MeV. An IAEA Consultants' Meeting was also convened to examine the ''Status of Nuclear Data needed for Radiation Therapy and Existing Data Development Activities in Member States''. Recommendations were made regarding future endeavors.

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  • Other: DE98006323
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-1157
  • Report No.: CONF-9710246--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/674723 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674723
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706198

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Chadwick, M.B.; Jones, D.T.L. & Barschall, H.H. Nuclear data for radiotherapy: Presentation of a new ICRU report and IAEA initiatives, report, September 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706198/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.