Monte Carlo calculations of the energy deposited in biological samples and shielding materials

Tarim U. A. , Gurler O. , Ozmutlu E. N. , Yalcin S.

Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, vol.169, no.3, pp.232-238, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 169 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10420150.2013.841161
  • Title of Journal : Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-238


The energy deposited by gamma radiation from the Cs-137 isotope into body tissues (bone and muscle), tissue-like medium (water), and radiation shielding materials (concrete, lead, and water), which is of interest for radiation dosimetry, was obtained using a simple Monte Carlo algorithm. The algorithm also provides a realistic picture of the distribution of backscattered photons from the target and the distribution of photons scattered forward after several scatterings in the scatterer, which is useful in studying radiation shielding. The presented method in this work constitutes an attempt to evaluate the amount of energy absorbed by body tissues and shielding materials. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.