Dec 03

Evento - Minicurso "Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics", profa. Profa. Silva Bortolussi (Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)

O Grupo de Cronologia trouxe a Profa. Silva Bortolussi (Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) para ministrar de 30/10/15 a 18/11/2015 o Minicurso intitulado: "Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics".


Monte Carlo simulations in medical physics

Silva Bortolussi (Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)

This course is dedicated to a first introduction of Monte Carlo techniques employed in medical physics research. In particular some basic features of the principal Monte Carlo codes for particles transport with special attention to neutrons will be introduced. Some practical examples of problems implementation for simulations will be shown, and typical situations where Monte Carlo is required for the calculation of physical quantity will be illustrated. Treatment Planning strategies for radiotherapy with neutrons and charged particles will be described.

Outline of the course:

Lessons 1-2:
What is Monte Carlo? How can we use it to reproduce physical experiments? Why sometimes it is necessary? Monte Carlo simulation for particle transport using codes as MCNP, general characteristics.

Lessons 3-4:
Transport of neutrons in matter: Monte Carlo is (almost) the only way! How to simulate neutron transport with a Monte Carlo code.

Lessons 5-6:
Examples of Monte Carlo calculations of dosimetric quantities useful in Medical Physics.

Lessons 7-8:
Treatment planning for radiotherapy with neutrons and charged particles: use of Monte Carlo codes. Exams.


The course load is 16 hours, divided in 8 classes, from 30/10 to 18/11/2015. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 16 to 18h, and Fridays, from 14 to 16h.


The course will be taught in English.