A Monte Carlo approach to lung dose calculation in small fields used in intensity modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy.

@article{Mesbahi2014AMC,
  title={A Monte Carlo approach to lung dose calculation in small fields used in intensity modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy.},
  author={Asghar Mesbahi and Habib Alah Dadgar and Nahideh Ghareh-Aghaji and Mohammad Mohammadzadeh},
  journal={Journal of cancer research and therapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={896-902}
}
AIMS In the current study, the effect of electronic disequilibrium on lung dose with small photon beams was verified. MATERIALS AND METHODS The central axis absorbed dose in lung phantom was calculated by Monte Carlo (MC) method. The 6 and 18 MV photon beams of Varian Clinac 2100EX were simulated using MCNPX MC Code (Los Alamos national lab, USA). The MC model was used to calculate the depth doses water and low density water resembling the soft-tissue and lung, respectively. Four small field… CONTINUE READING