Monte Carlo simulations of an ocular treatment beam- line consisting of a nozzle and a water phantom were carried out using MCNPX, GEANT4, and FLUKA to compare the dosimetric accuracy and the simulation efficiency of the codes. Simulated central axis percent depth- dose profiles and cross-field dose profiles were compared with experimentally measured data for the comparison. Simulation speed was evaluated by comparing the number of proton histories simulated per second using each code. The results indicate that all the Monte Carlo transport codes calculate sufficiently accurate proton dose distributions in the eye and that the FLUKA transport code has the highest simulation efficiency.
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Randeniya, S., Taddei, P., Newhauser, W., & Yepes, P. (2009). Intercomparision of Monte Carlo radiation transport codes MCNPX, GEANT4, and FLUKA for simulating proton radiotherapy of the eye. Nuclear Technology, 168 (3), 810-814. https://doi.org/10.13182/NT09-A9310