Dear Authors,
If you believe that your paper was mistakenly rejected by other leading journals and you do not agree with final decision, the editors of Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy offer new fast track review. You may submit your manuscript to Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy together with all prior peer-reviews obtained from the other journal and your rebuttal letter. We guarantee review based decision within 72 hours from the time we will receive your manuscript.

Fast track submission process: Please submit the manuscript with all reviews and rebuttal letter by email to Dr. Michal Masternak ( for fast review processing. To assure immediate attention the email title must to include: RPOR-fast track- Last Name First Name (of corresponding author).

Volume 22, Number 3, 2017

Estimation of peripheral dose from Co60 beam in water phantom measured in Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory, Pakistan

Muhammad Shahban, Babar Hussain, Khalid Mehmood, Shakeel Ur Rehman



Peripheral or scatter dose harms neighbouring normal tissues during administration of dose to cancerous tissues, therefore, knowledge of peripheral dose is an important consideration in radiotherapy.


In present study, absorbed dose measurements in a water phantom were performed for three field sizes, 7 × 7 cm2, 10 × 10 cm2 and 15 × 15 cm2.

Materials and methods

For each field size, dose was measured at six depths below the front surface of the water phantom; 2.5–15 cm with an interval of 2.5 cm. Measurements were made at equal transverse distances along the horizontal axis, from 1 cm to 6 cm, on both sides of the central beam axis and normalized with central axis dose of each field. All measurements were made at the source to surface distance of 100 cm.


Variation of peripheral dose with lateral distance was analysed and an appropriate parametric equation for each field size and depth was constructed.


The peripheral radiation dose showed a strong dependence on field size and distance from field boundary.

Signature: Rep Pract Oncol Radiother, 2017; 22(3) : 212-216

« back


Indexed in: EMBASE®, the Excerpta Medica database, the Elsevier BIOBASE (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences) and in the Index Copernicus.