Simulations for X-Ray Synchrotron Beams Using the EGS4 Code System in Medical Applications

Itzhak Orion, Avraham Dilmanian, Zhong Zhong, Anatoly Rosenfeld, A. Henn, I. Sagi, Louis Pena

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X-ray synchrotron beams are commonly used in biological and medical research. The availability of intense, polarized low-energy photons from the synchrotron beams provides a high dose transfer to biological materials. The EGS4 code system, which includes the photoelectron angular distribution, electron motion inside a magnetic field, and the LSCAT package, found to be the appropriate Monte Carlo code for synchrotron-produced x-ray simulations. The LSCAT package was developed in 1995 for the EGS4 code to contain the routines to simulate the linear polarization, the bound Compton, and the incoherent scattering functions. Three medical applications were demonstrated using the EGS4 Monte Carlo code as a proficient simulation code system for the synchrotron low-energy x-ray source.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Monte Carlo for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications
EditorsA. Kling, F.J.C. Baräo, M. Nakagawa , L. Távora, P. Vaz
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-18211-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-62113-0
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Synchrotron Beam
  • Absorb Dose Distribution
  • Photoelectron Angular Distribution
  • Microplanar Beam
  • EGS4 Code


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