Presentation Title

Evaluation of Different Isotopes in Brachytherapy Seeds Using Monte Carlo Simulations in the EGSnrc Software

Presentation Type

Presentation

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

George Hitt, Physics and Engineering Science

Major

Biochemistry

Presentation Abstract

Brachytherapy treatment is a method of cancer treatment with very high regional selectivity. Unlike other forms of cancer treatment, Brachytherapy does very little damage to healthy tissue surrounding the targeted area. Brachytherapy seeds are the key components of this type of treatment. They are rice grain-sized capsules that contain different types of radioactive isotopes which emit radiation with a short range in tissue. Brachytherapy seeds can be surgically implanted inside or around a targeted area and once the entire dose is delivered, they become inert and safely remain inside the body. Seeds come in different types depending on the isotope inside them. Some common isotopes include Iridium-192, Iodine-125, and Cesium-131. The isotope used dictates the seed's radiation properties like intensity, dose, range, and the time it remains active. The research conducted aims to study the different isotopes that compose Brachytherapy seeds by constructing Monte Carlo simulations in the EGSnrc Software.

Location

Room 1

Start Date

21-4-2021 4:50 PM

End Date

21-4-2021 5:10 PM

Disciplines

Biochemistry

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Evaluation of Different Isotopes in Brachytherapy Seeds Using Monte Carlo Simulations in the EGSnrc Software

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Brachytherapy treatment is a method of cancer treatment with very high regional selectivity. Unlike other forms of cancer treatment, Brachytherapy does very little damage to healthy tissue surrounding the targeted area. Brachytherapy seeds are the key components of this type of treatment. They are rice grain-sized capsules that contain different types of radioactive isotopes which emit radiation with a short range in tissue. Brachytherapy seeds can be surgically implanted inside or around a targeted area and once the entire dose is delivered, they become inert and safely remain inside the body. Seeds come in different types depending on the isotope inside them. Some common isotopes include Iridium-192, Iodine-125, and Cesium-131. The isotope used dictates the seed's radiation properties like intensity, dose, range, and the time it remains active. The research conducted aims to study the different isotopes that compose Brachytherapy seeds by constructing Monte Carlo simulations in the EGSnrc Software.

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