Monte Carlo simulations for configuring and testing an analytical proton dose-calculation algorithm.

@article{Newhauser2007MonteCS,
  title={Monte Carlo simulations for configuring and testing an analytical proton dose-calculation algorithm.},
  author={Wayne Newhauser and Jonas D. Fontenot and Yuanshui Zheng and Jerimy C. Polf and Uwe Titt and Nicholas C. Koch and Xiaodong Zhang and Radhe Mohan},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 15},
  pages={4569-84}
}
Contemporary treatment planning systems for proton radiotherapy typically use analytical pencil-beam algorithms - which require a comprehensive set of configuration data - to predict the absorbed dose distributions in the patient. In order to reduce the time required to prepare a new proton treatment planning system for clinical use, it was desirable to configure the planning system before measured beam data were available. However, it was not known if the Monte Carlo simulation method was a… CONTINUE READING
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