GATE as a GEANT4-based Monte Carlo platform for the evaluation of proton pencil beam scanning treatment plans

@article{Grevillot2012GATEAA,
  title={GATE as a GEANT4-based Monte Carlo platform for the evaluation of proton pencil beam scanning treatment plans},
  author={Lo{\"i}c Grevillot and Damien Bertrand and Franz Dessy and Nicolas Freud and David Sarrut},
  journal={Physics in Medicine and Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={57},
  pages={4223 - 4244}
}
Active scanning delivery systems take full advantage of ion beams to best conform to the tumor and to spare surrounding healthy tissues; however, it is also a challenging technique for quality assurance. In this perspective, we upgraded the GATE/GEANT4 Monte Carlo platform in order to recalculate the treatment planning system (TPS) dose distributions for active scanning systems. A method that allows evaluating the TPS dose distributions with the GATE Monte Carlo platform has been developed and… 

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