A reduction in the AAPM TG-36 reported peripheral dose distributions with tertiary multileaf collimation. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 36.

@article{Mutic1999ARI,
  title={A reduction in the AAPM TG-36 reported peripheral dose distributions with tertiary multileaf collimation. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 36.},
  author={Sasa Mutic and Eric E. Klein},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={947-53}
}
PURPOSE The American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 36 (AAPM TG-36) data can be used to estimate peripheral dose (PD) distributions outside the primary radiation field. However, the report data apply to linear accelerators not equipped with tertiary multileaf collimators (MLCs). Peripheral dose distributions consist of internal scatter, collimation scatter, transmission through collimation, head leakage, and room scatter. Tertiary MLCs may significantly reduce the PD due to a… CONTINUE READING

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