OMPI Seminar: Zack Parsons and Rob deKemp

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm -  Refreshments start at 3:15 pm.

Location: Boardroom, Second Floor, The University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 40 Ruskin Street.


1. Monte Carlo calculation of doses for eye plaque brachytherapy.

By: Zack Parsons, MSc student.

Supervisor: Rowan Thomson.

Abstract: egs_brachy is a new Monte Carlo user code developed by members of the CLRP research group for fast brachytherapy dose calculations. This talk presents recent results obtained with egs_brachy that focus on eye plaque brachytherapy, a treatment widely utilized for ocular melanomas. The use of egs_brachy allows for the development of techniques for a more accurate model based approach to the calculation of dose as opposed to the more generally used TG-43 approximations. The results to be presented include the comparison of dose to previous data for both photon eye plaques and beta-emitting Ru/Rh-106 eye plaques for benchmarking purposes, and the implementation of the new EGSnrc egs_radionuclide source for use with beta-emitting plaques. Future work leading to the simulation of the non-uniformity in beta plaque dose distributions will also be discussed.

2. Title: TBD.

By: Rob deKemp, PhD.

Abstract: TBD