Improvements in pencil beam scanning proton therapy dose calculation accuracy in brain tumor cases with a commercial Monte Carlo algorithm.

@article{Widesott2018ImprovementsIP,
  title={Improvements in pencil beam scanning proton therapy dose calculation accuracy in brain tumor cases with a commercial Monte Carlo algorithm.},
  author={Lamberto Widesott and Stefano Lorentini and Francesco Fracchiolla and P Farace and Marco Schwarz},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={63 14},
  pages={
          145016
        }
}
A commercial Monte Carlo (MC) algorithm (RayStation version 6.0.024) for the treatment of brain tumors with pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy is validated and compared via measurements and analytical calculations in clinically realistic scenarios. For the measurements a 2D ion chamber array detector (MatriXX PT) was placed underneath the following targets: (1) an anthropomorphic head phantom (with two different thicknesses) and (2) a biological sample (i.e. half a lamb's head). In… CONTINUE READING
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