Impact of interseed attenuation and tissue composition for permanent prostate implants.

  title={Impact of interseed attenuation and tissue composition for permanent prostate implants.},
  author={Jean-François Carrier and Luc Beaulieu and François Therriault-Proulx and Ren{\'e} Roy},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={33 3},
The purpose is to evaluate the impact of interseed attenuation and prostate composition for prostate treatment plans with 125I permanent seed implants using the Monte Carlo (MC) method. The effect of seed density (number of seeds per prostate unit volume) is specifically investigated. The study focuses on treatment plans that were generated for clinical cases. For each plan, four different dose calculation techniques are compared: TG-43 based calculation, superposition MC, full MC with water… CONTINUE READING


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