Optimization of photon beam energy in aperture‐based inverse planning

@inproceedings{StHilaire2009OptimizationOP,
  title={Optimization of photon beam energy in aperture‐based inverse planning},
  author={Jason St‐Hilaire and Caroline S{\'e}vigny and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Beaulieu and Luc Gingras and Daniel Tremblay and Luc Beaulieu},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
  year={2009}
}
Optimal choice of beam energy in radiation therapy is easy in many well-documented cases, but less obvious in some others. Low-energy beams may provide better conformity around the target than their high-energy counterparts due to reduced lateral scatter, but they also contribute to overdosage of peripheral normal tissue. Beam energy was added as an… CONTINUE READING