Dosimetric verification and clinical evaluation of a new commercially available Monte Carlo-based dose algorithm for application in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment planning.

@article{Fragoso2010DosimetricVA,
  title={Dosimetric verification and clinical evaluation of a new commercially available Monte Carlo-based dose algorithm for application in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) treatment planning.},
  author={Margarida Fragoso and Ning Wen and Sanath Sathyachandran Kumar and Dezhi Liu and Samuel Ryu and Benjamin Movsas and Ajlouni Munther and Indrin J. Chetty},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 16},
  pages={4445-64}
}
Modern cancer treatment techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), have greatly increased the demand for more accurate treatment planning (structure definition, dose calculation, etc) and dose delivery. The ability to use fast and accurate Monte Carlo (MC)-based dose calculations within a commercial treatment planning system (TPS) in the clinical setting is now becoming more of a reality. This study describes the dosimetric… CONTINUE READING