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Measuring the TG-43 Parameters of Iridium-192 using Monte Carlo-based Dosimetry Public

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Radioactive sources used in brachytherapy must be dosimetrically characterized prior to clinical use as defined the TG-43 protocol. In our previous project, Gafchromic film dosimetry was used to experimentally obtain the anisotropy function for an M-19 iridium-192 brachytherapy seed being developed by Source Production Equipment Corp (St. Rose, LA). In this project, the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport code (MCNP) was used to computationally obtain the full set of TG-43 parameters including the Dose Rate Constant, the Reference Dose Rate, the Radial Dose Function, and the Anisotropy Constant for the M-19 seed.

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