3 Radiation Protection in Brachytherapy
Radiation Protection in Brachytherapy
THE GEC ESTRO HANDBOOK OF BRACHYTHERAPY | Part I: The basics of Brachytherapy Version 1 - 01/12/2014
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors have updated this chapter from previous work of Jack Venselaar and Harm Meertens published in the chapter Radiation Protection in the first edition of the GEC-ESTRO Handbook of Brachytherapy (ESTRO, 2002), and had great benefits from the more recent work of Panos Papagiannis and Ning J. Yue in the chapter Radiation Protection in Brachytherapy in the book Com- prehensive Brachytherapy, Physical and Clinical Aspects (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2013). The work described in section 4 of this chapter on radiation protection data for facility shielding was performed as a working package in the framework of BRAPHYQS, the brachytherapy physics working group of GEC-ESTRO, and led by its members Panos Papagiannis and Facundo Ballester.
AUTHORS Panagiotis Papagiannis, PhD, Assistant Professor Medical Physics Laboratory, Medical School, University of Athens Athens, Greece.
Jack Venselaar, PhD Department of Medical Physics, Instituut Verbeeten Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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