Denoising of Monte Carlo dose calculations: smoothing capabilities versus introduction of systematic bias.

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In order to evaluate the performance of denoising algorithms applied to Monte Carlo calculated dose distributions, conventional evaluation methods (rms difference, 1% and 2% difference) can be used. However, it is illustrated that these evaluation methods sometimes underestimate the introduction of bias, since possible bias effects are averaged out over the… (More)

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@article{Smedt2006DenoisingOM, title={Denoising of Monte Carlo dose calculations: smoothing capabilities versus introduction of systematic bias.}, author={Bert De Smedt and Matthias Fippel and Niki L. Reynaert and Hubert Thierens}, journal={Medical physics}, year={2006}, volume={33 6}, pages={1678-87} }