Effect of the bone heterogeneity on the dose prescription in orthovoltage radiotherapy: A Monte Carlo study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In orthovoltage radiotherapy, since the dose prescription at the patient's surface is based on the absolute dose calibration using water phantom, deviation of delivered dose is found as the heterogeneity such as bone present under the patient's surface. AIM This study investigated the dosimetric impact due to the bone heterogeneity on the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2011.09.001

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@article{Chow2011EffectOT, title={Effect of the bone heterogeneity on the dose prescription in orthovoltage radiotherapy: A Monte Carlo study.}, author={James C. L. Chow and Grigor Grigorov}, journal={Reports of practical oncology and radiotherapy : journal of Greatpoland Cancer Center in Poznan and Polish Society of Radiation Oncology}, year={2011}, volume={17 1}, pages={38-43} }