Photon fluence and dose estimation in computed tomography using a discrete ordinates Boltzmann solver

@article{Norris2018PhotonFA,
  title={Photon fluence and dose estimation in computed tomography using a discrete ordinates Boltzmann solver},
  author={Edward Thomas Norris and Xin Liu},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={10}
}
In this study, cone-beam single projection and axial CT scans are modeled with a software package—DOCTORS, which solves the linear Boltzmann equation using the discrete ordinates method. Phantoms include a uniform 35 cm diameter water cylinder and a non-uniform abdomen phantom. Series simulations were performed with different simulation parameters, including the number of quadrature angles, the order of Legendre polynomial expansions, and coarse and fine mesh grid. Monte Carlo simulations were… 

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