Design of the shielding wall of a cyclotron room and the activation interpretation using the Monte Carlo simulation

D. G. Jang, Ja Mee Kim, J. H. Kim

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Medical cyclotron is mainly a facility used for producing radiopharmaceutical products, which secondarily generate high energy radiation when producing a radiopharmaceutical product. In this study, the intention is that the reductions in spatial dose rate for the radiation generated when cyclotron is operated and the absorbed dose rate, according to the width of shielding wall, will be analyzed. The simulation planned targetry and protons of 16.5 MeV, 60μA through a Monte Carlo simulation, and as a result of the simulation, it has been found through an analysis that a concrete shielding wall of 200 cm is needed, according to the absorbed dose rate of the shielding wall thickness of cyclotron, and the concrete gives an external exposure level of 1 μSv/hr after 19 years of cyclotron operation as it is activated by the nuclear reaction of cyclotron. When taking into account the mechanical life span of cyclotron, it is deemed necessary to develop additional shielding and a low activation material.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberT01003
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 16



  • Accelerator Applications
  • Accelerator modelling and simulations (multi-particle dynamics
  • single-particle dynamics)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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