Dose Calculations in Radiation Therapy Based on Patient Models Using the Geant4 Monte Carlo Code

Authored by: Harald Paganetti

Handbook of Anatomical Models for Radiation Dosimetry

Print publication date:  September  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9781420059793
eBook ISBN: 9781420059809
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/EBK1420059793-c27

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Abstract

Monte Carlo methods are considered to be the most accurate methods used to calculate the absorbed dose in the patient in radiation therapy. Many treatment-planning studies have shown that there are significant differences between the results from Monte Carlo dose calculation and the results from conventional methods, such as pencil beam and convolution/superposition algorithms. 12

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