Reduced Variance using ADVANTG in Monte Carlo Calculations of Dose Coefficients to Stylized Phantoms
1 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge, P.O. Box 2008 MS 6335, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6335
2 Georgia Institute of Technology, 770 State Street, Atlanta, GA 30332-0745
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 25 September 2017
The estimation of dose coefficients of external radiation sources to the organs in phantoms becomes increasingly difficult for lower photon source energies. This study focus on the estimation of photon emitters around the phantom. The computer time needed to calculate a result within a certain precision can be lowered by several orders of magnitude using ADVANTG compared to a standard run. Using ADVANTG which employs the DENOVO adjoint calculation package enables the user to create a fully populated set of weight windows and source biasing instructions for an MCNP calculation.
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