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Monte Carlo Workshop and MCNEG 2007

Monte Carlo Workshop

International Workshop on Monte Carlo codes

A two-day workshop devoted to some of the most popular Monte Carlo radiation transport codes in use was held at NPL on 26-27 March 2007 and attended by over 100 delegates from 20 different countries. The workshop included sessions on the following codes:

EGSnrc , Geant4 , MCNPX, PENELOPE

(Previous meeting: Monte Carlo Workshop and MCNEG 2004)

Download Workshop and MCNEG 2007 posters (PDF File 155 KB)

The abstracts and slides for all the sessions at the meeting can be found below (where permission has been granted to publish them). It may be possible to obtain any missing slides directly from the speaker:

Day 1

 Welcome to NPL  Slides [369k]  Dave Rayner
 (NPL, UK)
 Invited lecture: Overview of Monte Carlo
   Francesc Salvat
 (University of Barcelona, Spain)
 Code Session 1

 GEANT: A High Energy Physics all particle transport toolkit

 Slides [9.5M]
  Example application [594k]
 Maria Grazia Pia
 (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy)
 Invited lecture: Geometry modelling
 Notes [570k]  Alex Bielajew
 (University of Michigan, USA)
 Code Session 2

 EGSnrc: A coupled Electron-Photon transport code

 Overview [49k]
 Slides [1.9M]
 Iwan Kawrakow
 (NRCC, Canada)

Day 2

 Invited lecture: Variance Reduction
 Notes [371k]  Alex Bielajew
 (University of Michigan, USA)
 Code Session 3

 PENELOPE: A coupled Electron-Photon transport code

   Francesc Salvat
 (University of Barcelona, Spain)
 Invited lecture: Advanced Transport Algorithms
 Notes [317k]  Alex Bielajew
 (University of Michigan, USA)
 Code Session 4

 MCNPX: A fully coupled N-Particle transport code

 Slides [1.1M]  Michael James
 (LANL, USA)

Monte Carlo Workshop


13th UK Monte Carlo User Group Meeting (MCNEG 2007)

Aimed at users of all radiation transport codes, the MCNEG 2007 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.

Download PDF File Posters (Workshop and MCNEG 2007) [155kb]

The abstracts and slides for all the sessions at the meeting can be found below (where permission has been granted to publish them). It may be possible to obtain any missing slides directly from the speaker:

Day 3

 Welcome to NPL  Slides [375k]  Dave Rayner
 (NPL, UK)
 Session 1: Treatment Planning - Chair: Henry Lawrence (Bristol Oncology Centre, UK)
 Benchmarking treatment planning dose calculations using a Monte Carlo dose engine as a potential activity of a primary standard lab.  Slides [486k]  Nick Reynaert
 (Laboratory for standard dosimetry, Ghent, Belgium)
 Portal imaging using a low Z bremsstrahlung target and flat panel imager  David Roberts
 (Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Sutton, UK)
 Simulation of CT-images: from X-ray spectrum to CT-numbers  Slides [815k]  Anna Wysocka-Rabin
 (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany)
 Monte Carlo Portal Dosimetry for IMRT Verification   Slides [652k]  Rebecca Cufflin
 (Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, UK)
  Session 2: Microdosimetry - Chair: Hugo Palmans (NPL, UK)
 Geant4 capabilities for microdosimetry simulation  Slides [2.6M]  Maria Grazia Pia
 (INFN, Genova, Italy)
 Dose and microdosimetry in sub-cellular volumes associated with the uptake of high-Z materials  Slides [472k]  Richard P. Hugtenburg
 (University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK)
 Monte Carlo Simulation of Scaling Effect on SEU and MBU Cross Sections of SRAM induced by High Energy Protons   Slides [1.9M]  Huang Liu-xing
 (Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an, China)
  Session 3: Radioactivity - Chair: Lena Johansson (NPL, UK)
 MCNP-CP, an extended version of a general purpose Monte-Carlo n-particle Transport Code with Radionuclide Source and Coincidence/Anti-coincidence Pulse Height Tally  Slides [1.6M]  Andrey N. Berlizov
 (Institute for Nuclear Research, Kiev, Ukraine)
 Monte Carlo simulations as a tool for the development of a new reference ionisation chamber  Slides [387k]  Johan Camps
 (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel, Belgium)
 Monte Carlo Simulation of Stripping factors of Airborne Gamma Ray Spectrum  Slides [1.6M]  Zhao Jun
 (Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, Xi'an, China)
 Mouse S factors based on Monte Carlo simulations in the anatomical realistic Moby phantom for internal dosimetry  Slides [151k]  Erik Larsson
(Department of Clinical Science, Lund University, Sweden)

Day 4

 Session 4: Radiotherapy and Radiation Protection - Chair: Geraint Lewis (Velindre Cancer Centre, UK)
 Requirements for Monte Carlo simulation in radiotherapy  Slides [1.1M]  Bruce Faddegon
 (UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, USA)
 Effect of the electron transport through thin slabs on the dosimetry of linear electron accelerators of use in radiotherapy: a comparative study of various Monte carlo codes    Antonio M. Lallena
 (Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain)
 A New BEAMnrc Component Module to Model Complex Multi Leaf Collimator Geometry    Tony Millin
 (Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff, UK)
 Prediction of kilovoltage x-ray spectra utilizing Monte Carlo calculations of the penetration of electrons into a thick target    Gavin G. Poludniowski
 (Institute of Cancer Research & Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Sutton, UK)
 EGSnrc calculations of equivalent dose to skeletal soft tissues based on vertebral 3D-microCT images  Slides [349k]  Richard Kramer
 (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil)
  Session 5: MAESTRO - Chair: Alan DuSautoy (NPL, UK)
 Hadrontherapy GEANT4 application: How Monte Carlo Helps Hadrontherapy   Slides [4.4M]  Pablo Cirrone
 (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN, Catania, Italy)
 Integration of PENELOPE Monte Carlo dose calculations in the DOSIsoft treatment planning system    Steven Morrow
 (DOSIsoft, Paris, France)
 ORANGE, an accurate dose algorithm in MCNP(X)  Slides [1.8M]  Steven C. van der Marck
 (Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, Petten, The Netherlands)
 Monte Carlo validation of the EYEPLAN Treatment Planning System for ocular proton therapy  Slides [4.4M]  Pablo Cirrone
 (Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - INFN, Catania, Italy)
  Session 6: Low energy and Brachytherapy - Chair: Simon Duane (NPL, UK)
 Interaction models for simulation of elastic and inelastic scattering of electrons and positrons    Francesc Salvat
 (University of Barcelona, Spain)
 Monte Carlo modeling of an electronic brachytherapy source using MCNP5 and EGSnrc  Slides [173k]  Stephen D. Davis
 (University of Wisconsin Medical Radiation Research Center, Madison, USA)
 Monte Carlo simulations for a prototype calorimeter for HDR brachytherapy sources  Slides [449k]  Thorsten Sander
 (National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK)
  Session 7: Neutrons and Nuclear Safety - Chair: Nigel Hawkes (NPL, UK)
 MCNPX - New Features and Updates  Slides [270k]  Michael James
 (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA)
 Monte Carlo techniques implemented in the MORET 5 code description and validation  Slides [596k]  Benoit Forestier
 (Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France)
 How Accurately Can We Calculate Neutrons Slowing Down In Water?  Slides [3.6M]  Jean Christophe Sublet
 (CEA, France)

 

Travel bursary

Hassan Ali Nedaie (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran) was awarded a travel bursary of £350 kindly provided by the Institute of Physics Computational Physics Group. He presented a poster entitled Dose distribution of electron beams in inhomogeneous phantoms by MCNP calculation and it's verification with experimental measurements at the MCNEG 2007 meeting.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014
Created: 2 Oct 2007

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