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MCNEG 2010

Monte Carlo simulation of the Clatterbridge proton beam lineMonte Carlo simulation of an ionisation chamber

16th UK Monte Carlo User Group Meeting (MCNEG 2010)

12 - 13 April 2010

Aimed at users of all radiation transport codes, the MCNEG 2010 meeting provided delegates with the opportunity to present and discuss their applications and recent developments of Monte Carlo in radiotherapy, radiation protection, radioactivity, the nuclear and other industries.

The speakers invited to this event included:

  • Dr Katia Parodi (Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center, Germany) who gave two presentations:

    • Recent and future developments of the FLUKA MC code for ion beam therapy

    • The role of Monte Carlo at the Heidelberg Ion Beam Therapy Center
  • Professor Hooshang Nikjoo (Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden) who gave the presentation:

    • Radiation track structure, DNA damage, and risk of exposure to ionizing radiations

Proffered presentations in this meeting were given over four themed sessions, covering Protons and Light Ions; Biological, Protection and Environmental; Radiotherapy and Imaging; and Small Fields and Microdosimetry. Delegates also had the opportunity to see the new clinical linac facility at NPL as well as some of the primary standards for ionising radiation currently in use.

The meeting was kindly supported by the Institute of Physics Computational Physics Group and Elekta plc.

The meeting programme and abstracts for all the presentations at MCNEG 2010 are available to download here Adobe Acrobat PDF file (PDF 624 KB).

Student Awards

The Institute of Physics Computational Physics Group provided prizes for the best presentations by students and these were awarded as follows:

First prize went to Julien Smeets (ULB, Belgium): A PHITS-based dose calculation engine to evaluate the effect of inhomogeneities in prostate brachytherapy.

Second and third prizes went to Thiansin Liamsuwan (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) and Leena Al-Sulaiti (NPL and the University of Surrey, UK) respectively.

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