Dosimetric validation of the anisotropic analytical algorithm for photon dose calculation: fundamental characterization in water.

@article{Fogliata2006DosimetricVO,
  title={Dosimetric validation of the anisotropic analytical algorithm for photon dose calculation: fundamental characterization in water.},
  author={A Fogliata and Giorgia Nicolini and Eugenio Vanetti and Alessandro Clivio and Luca Cozzi},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={1421-38}
}
In July 2005 a new algorithm was released by Varian Medical Systems for the Eclipse planning system and installed in our institute. It is the anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) for photon dose calculations, a convolution/superposition model for the first time implemented in a Varian planning system. It was therefore necessary to perform validation studies at different levels with a wide investigation approach. To validate the basic performances of the AAA, a detailed analysis of data… CONTINUE READING