Characteristics of x-ray beams in two commercial multidetector computed tomography simulators: Monte Carlo simulations.

@article{Kim2012CharacteristicsOX,
  title={Characteristics of x-ray beams in two commercial multidetector computed tomography simulators: Monte Carlo simulations.},
  author={Sangroh Kim and Haijun Song and Benjamin Movsas and Indrin J. Chetty},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={320-9}
}
PURPOSE As multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scanning is routinely performed for treatment planning in radiation oncology, understanding the characteristics of the MDCT x-ray beam is essential to accurately estimate patient dose. The purpose of this study is to characterize the x-ray beams of two commercial MDCT simulators widely used in radiation oncology by Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. METHODS X-ray tube systems of two wide bore MDCT scanners (GE LightSpeed RT 4 and Philips… CONTINUE READING