Evaluation of dose distribution of 12C ion beam in radiotherapy by FLUKA as a Monte Carlo simulation Code

Document Type : Conference Proceedings


1 Assistant professor, Department of Medical Radiation Engineering, Faculty of computer, Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch, Tehran-Iran

2 Department of medical radiation engineering, faculty of technical and engineering, Islamic azad university, Aliabad-e-katul branch, Golestan-Iran

3 Department of physics, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


Introduction: Nowadays, the use of heavy ion beams in cancer therapy have been developed worldwide.
Materials and Methods: It requires accurate understanding of the complex processes of ion interaction with matter, as it is the calculation the relative dose & range of these ions in matter. In the present study we used FLUKA as a numerical Monte Carlo simulations code for simulating the interaction of Carbon Ions beams of potential medical interest with water target as rough models for soft tissue.
Results: The depth dose deposition of Carbon ions beam with Energies of 135MeV/u and 195MeV/u in water were simulated and the results were compared with GEANT4 simulation code.
Conclusion: The results shows good agreement between FLUKA and GEANT4 and the Experimental data.