The effect of different lung densities on the accuracy of various radiotherapy dose calculation methods: implications for tumour coverage.

@article{Aarup2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of different lung densities on the accuracy of various radiotherapy dose calculation methods: implications for tumour coverage.},
  author={Lasse Rye Aarup and Alan Effraim Nahum and Christina Zacharatou and Trine Juhler-N\ottrup and Tommy Kn{\"o}{\"o}s and H{\aa}kan Nystr{\"o}m and Lena Specht and Elinore Wieslander and Stine Sofia Korreman},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={405-14}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate against Monte-Carlo the performance of various dose calculations algorithms regarding lung tumour coverage in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dose distributions in virtual lung phantoms have been calculated using four commercial Treatment Planning System (TPS) algorithms and one Monte Carlo (MC) system (EGSnrc). We compared the performance of the algorithms in calculating the target dose for different degrees of lung inflation. The… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…