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EGSnrc is a Monte Carlo code system for simulating radiation therapy sources. It is a fork of the EGS code system for the coupled transport of electrons and photons which incorporates BEAMnrc.[1] BEAMnrc was developed as part of the OMEGA project, a collaboration between the National Research Council of Canada and a research group at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2][3] All types of medical linear accelerators can be modelled using the codes component module system.[4]


  1. ^ "EGSnrc: software tool to model radiation transport". National Research Council Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Rogers, D. W. O. (1995). "BEAM: A Monte Carlo code to simulate radiotherapy treatment units". Medical Physics. 22 (5): 503. doi:10.1118/1.597552. 
  3. ^ MIHAILESCU, D; BORCIA, C (2014). "Monte Carlo simulation of the electron beams produced by a linear accelerator for intra-operative radiation therapy" (PDF). Romanian Reports in Physics. 66 (1): 61–74. 
  4. ^ Doerner, E; Hartmann, G H (21 May 2012). "Development and validation of a BEAMnrc component module for a miniature multileaf collimator". Physics in Medicine and Biology. 57 (10): 3093–3105. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/57/10/3093. 

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