SHIELD-HIT12A is a Monte Carlo particle transport program which is modified for proton and heavy ion particle therapy reserach. It was forked from SHIELD-HIT in 2008 with the aim to modernize and implement new features, increasing the applicability for medical physics.
2nd December 2022: Release v1.0.0
Major update, highlights:
- Beam initialization was rewritten for more elaborate beam models. E.g. now it is possible to set distance to dipole bending magnets for spot scanning beams.
- Detector settings can be specified, e.g. to score LET in water for any material.
- Microdosimetry scorer (MOCA).
See the ChangeLog for details.
- Niels Bassler
- Leszek Grzanka
- Nikolai Sobolevsky
- David C. Hansen
- Armin Lühr
- Toke Printz
- Vicki Trier Taasti
- Bjarne Thomsen
This work was partially supported by funds from the Danish Cancer Society and NovoNordisk Fonden.