Effect of electron beam obliquity on lateral buildup ratio: a Monte Carlo dosimetry evaluation.

The impact of the oblique electron beam on the lateral buildup ratio (LBR), used in the electron pencil beam model to predict the per cent depth dose (PDD) and dose per monitor unit (MU) for an irregular electron field, was examined using Monte Carlo simulation. The EGSnrc-based Monte Carlo code was used to model electron beams produced by a Varian 21 EX… CONTINUE READING