Monte Carlo characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for proton therapy quality assurance

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series, ISSN: 1742-6588, Vol: 777, Issue: 1

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Merchant, Aaron; Guatelli, Susanna; Petasecca, Marco; Jackson, Michael A; Rosenfeld, Anatoly B
IOP Publishing
Physics and Astronomy; Engineering; Science and Technology Studies
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A Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation study was carried out to characterise a novel silicon strip detector, the Dose Magnifying Glass (DMG), for use in proton therapy Quality Assurance. We investigated the possibility to use DMG to determine the energy of the incident proton beam. The advantages of DMG are quick response, easy operation and high spatial resolution. In this work we theoretically proved that DMG can be used for QA in the determination of the energy of the incident proton beam, for ocular and prostate cancer therapy. The study was performed by means of Monte Carlo simulations Experimental measurements are currently on their way to confirm the results of this simulation study.