Monte Carlo Simulation of Bony Heterogeneity Effects on Dose Profile for Small Irradiation Field in Radiotherapy

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In the radiotherapy treatment planning of a lesion located in the head region with small field radiation beams, the heterogeneity corrections play an important role. In this work, we investigated the influence of a bony heterogeneity on dose profile inside a soft tissue phantom containing a bony material. PDD curves were obtained by simulation using the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010466

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@inproceedings{Cardoso2010MonteCS, title={Monte Carlo Simulation of Bony Heterogeneity Effects on Dose Profile for Small Irradiation Field in Radiotherapy}, author={Simone C. Cardoso and Victor G. L. Alves and Luiz Antonio Ribeiro da Rosa and Luciana Tourinho Campos and Delano Valdivino Santos Batista and Alessandro Facure}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2010} }