A comprehensive system for dosimetric commissioning and Monte Carlo validation for the small animal radiation research platform.

@article{Tryggestad2009ACS,
  title={A comprehensive system for dosimetric commissioning and Monte Carlo validation for the small animal radiation research platform.},
  author={Erik Tryggestad and Michael Armour and Iulian Iordachita and Frank Verhaegen and John W. Wong},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 17},
  pages={5341-57}
}
Our group has constructed the small animal radiation research platform (SARRP) for delivering focal, kilo-voltage radiation to targets in small animals under robotic control using cone-beam CT guidance. The present work was undertaken to support the SARRP's treatment planning capabilities. We have devised a comprehensive system for characterizing the radiation dosimetry in water for the SARRP and have developed a Monte Carlo dose engine with the intent of reproducing these measured results. We… CONTINUE READING