Analytical approach to heterogeneity correction factor calculation for brachytherapy.

@article{Daskalov1998AnalyticalAT,
  title={Analytical approach to heterogeneity correction factor calculation for brachytherapy.},
  author={George M Daskalov and Assen Kirov and Jeffrey F. Williamson},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={722-35}
}
In brachytherapy treatment planning, the effects of tissue and applicator heterogeneities are commonly neglected due to lack of accurate, general, and fast three-dimensional (3D) dose-computational algorithms. A novel approach, based on analytical calculation of scattered photon fluxes inside and around a disk-shaped heterogeneity, has been developed for… CONTINUE READING