An Approach to Self-Shielding Systems of RadiotherapyJournal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Rana Jamal Abd Elrahim Hourani;
Page : 3249-3260
Keywords : Shielding Systems; Cancer Treatments & Radiotherapy;
The overall economic benefit of improving access to radiotherapy resources provides a great incentive to invest in areas that are severely short of treatment services. These investments could save 26.9 million years of age for patients treated in these areas. In radiotherapy, there is an urgent need to address the burden of cancer that is increasingly facing most countries in the world. Although current innovations focus on more specialized devices and treatments, a new approach to radiotherapy is being proposed through self-shielding systems for the cancer burden. There are devices that are a 6- MV linear self-acceleration system that uses diagnostic-quality rays scan instructions. Over 90% of the cancer markers can be treated, the cost of this system is estimated at less than $ 1 million, and only requires minimal shielding of rooms. The device's diversity and low cost makes it an ideal system to address global inequalities in resources of radiotherapy. The results indicate that all necessary self-shielding for the audience and neighboring individuals is integrated as part of the system design in order to remove the heavy workload, which eliminates the need to build a dedicated radiation depot.
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