A simulation of MRI based dose calculations on the basis of radiotherapy planning CT images.

@article{Eilertsen2008ASO,
  title={A simulation of MRI based dose calculations on the basis of radiotherapy planning CT images.},
  author={Karsten Eilertsen and Line Nilsen Tor Arne Vestad and Oliver Geier and Arne Skretting},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={1294-302}
}
BACKGROUND The advantage of MRI-based radiotherapy planning is the superior soft tissue differentiation. However, for accurate patient dose calculations, a conversion of the MR images into Hounsfield CT maps is necessary. The aim of the present study was to investigate the dose accuracy that can be achieved with segmented MR-images derived from the planning CT images by assigning fixed densities to different classes of tissues. METHODS Treatment plans for ten prostate cancer patients were… CONTINUE READING

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