Radiation Dose Analysis in the Cervix Area by Cobalt-60 Irradiation Using the Monte Carlo Method
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- Cervical Cancer; MCNPX; Radiotherapy; Treatment Scenario
The scattering of radiation rays from Co-60 affects the absorbed dose received by cancer cells and healthy organs. Herein, we tried to investigate the distribution of absorbed dose with skin-to-source distance (SSD) variations inside the cervix area due to irradiation of Co-60 from different locations. As the SSD increased, the absorption dose rate decreased. However, the skin received a lower dose as the SSD is closer to the phantom due to the effect of the linear attenuation coefficient. Furthermore, we also tried to adopt two different treatment scenarios, resulting in an excess absorbed dose of 1.066 Gy in the first scenario and 0.663 Gy in the other one to the cancer cell. The total dose from each scenario to the minor tissue such as skin, blood, and hip bones was obtained with no significant difference observed. The result indicates that the treatment scenario would affect the absorbed dose produced during the treatment process.
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TY - CONF AU - Swastya Rahastama AU - Menasita Mayantasari AU - Tania Wulandari AU - Rajendra Salim PY - 2023 DA - 2023/08/22 TI - Radiation Dose Analysis in the Cervix Area by Cobalt-60 Irradiation Using the Monte Carlo Method BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on Science and Technology (ISST 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 5 EP - 14 SN - 2352-541X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-94-6463-228-6_2 DO - 10.2991/978-94-6463-228-6_2 ID - Rahastama2023 ER -