The FLUKA code and its use in hadron therapy

G. Battistoni, F. Broggi, M. Brugger, M. Campanella, M. Carboni, F. Cerutti, P. Colleoni, C. D'Ambrosio, A. Empl, A. Fassò, Al. Ferrari, A.N. Ferrari, E. Gadioli, M. Lantz, K. Lee, G. Lukasik, A. Mairani, A. Margiotta, M. Mauri, M.C. MoroneA. Mostacci, S. Muraro, K. Parodi, V. Patera, M. Pelliccioni, L. Pinsky, J. Ranft, S. Roesler, S. Rollet, P.R. Sala, L. Sarchiapone, M. Sioli, G. Smirnov, F. Sommerer, C. Theis, S. Trovati, R. Villari, H. Vinke, V. Vlachoudis, T. Wilson, N. Zapp

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FLUKA is a multipurpose Monte Carlo code describing transport and interaction with matter of a large variety of particles over a wide energy range in complex geometries. FLUKA is successfully applied in several fields, including, but not only, particle physics, cosmic-ray physics, dosimetry, radioprotection, hadron therapy, space radiation, accelerator design and neutronics. Here we briefly review recent model developments and provide examples of applications to hadron therapy, including calculation of physical and biological dose for comparison with analytical treatment planning engines as well as β+-activation for therapy monitoring by means of positron emission tomography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69 - 75
Number of pages7
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Battistoni, G., Broggi, F., Brugger, M., Campanella, M., Carboni, M., Cerutti, F., ... Zapp, N. (2008). The FLUKA code and its use in hadron therapy. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 31(1), 69 - 75.