M-TAG: A Modular Teaching-Aid for Geant4

The article introduces M-TAG, a Geant4-based simulation tool for various physics applications, comparing it with similar tools like GATE, TOPAS, and GAMOS. M-TAG was employed to model and validate the HYPERSCINT detector’s performance. Additionally, it was used as an educational tool to teach a new user how to simulate and test the Hyperscint detector using Geant4.

Liam Carroll (1,2), Shirin A. Enger (1,2) | 1. Medical Physics Unit, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2. Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, H3T 1E2, Canada

Use of a Commercial Plastic Scintillation Detector for Determination of Detector-Specific Small Field Output Correction Factors of Other Detectors

The goal of this work is to determine small field output correction factors of various detectors using the HYPERSCINT plastic scintillation detector as a reference and to compare values with current available data. The simple and well understood composition and geometry of the scintillation detector make it ideal to be used as a reference detector for the evaluation of field output correction factors. Field size dependent correction factors have been extracted for different detectors and show limited discrepancies with current available data. This may potentially be attributed to inter detector variability or other methodological uncertainties in published data.

M.Besnier (1), F.Beaulieu (1), F.Berthiaume (1,2), Y.Cervantes Espinosa (1), B.Côté (2), S.Lambert-girard (1,2), D.Leblanc (1,2), Y.Lechasseur (2), F.Therriault-Proulx (2), L.Archambault (1), L.Beaulieu (1), L.Gingras (1) | 1- CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval, QC, Canada, 2- MEDSCINT, QC, Canada

Orthovoltage to Monoenergetic Photon Beam Energy Correction Factor for HyperScint Scintillation Dosimeter

The scintillator dosimetry system is a small-field dosimeter with reported energy independence down to 100-keV. This work investigates the energy dependence of the scintillator between a monoenergetic photon source and polyenergetic orthovoltage beam.

B. Insley, D. Bartkoski, L. Che Fru, M. Salehpour | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

External beam irradiation angle measurement using Cerenkov emission

In this study, we propose a novel approach designed to take advantage of the Cerenkov angular dependency to perform a direct measurement of an external beam radiation angle of incidence. The detector offers promising perspectives for external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy applications.

E.Jean (1,2,3), S.Lambert-girard (4), F.Therriault-Proulx (4), L.Beaulieu (1,2) | 1- Département de physique, génie physique et optique, et Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Université Laval, QC, Canada, 2- Département de radio-oncologie et Axe Oncologie du CRCHU de Québec, QC, CA, 3- Département de radio-oncologie du CIUSSS-MCQ, CHAUR de Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, 4- MEDSCINT, QC, Canada