Current state of the art brachytherapy treatment planning dosimetry algorithms.

@article{Papagiannis2014CurrentSO,
  title={Current state of the art brachytherapy treatment planning dosimetry algorithms.},
  author={Panagiotis Papagiannis and Evaggelos Pantelis and Pantelis Karaiskos},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={87 1041},
  pages={20140163}
}
Following literature contributions delineating the deficiencies introduced by the approximations of conventional brachytherapy dosimetry, different model-based dosimetry algorithms have been incorporated into commercial systems for (192)Ir brachytherapy treatment planning. The calculation settings of these algorithms are pre-configured according to criteria established by their developers for optimizing computation speed vs accuracy. Their clinical use is hence straightforward. A basic… CONTINUE READING