Tomographic convolutional dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy implants.

@article{Ove1999TomographicCD,
  title={Tomographic convolutional dosimetry of interstitial brachytherapy implants.},
  author={Roger Ove},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={
          1262-8
        }
}
A method for approximation of the dose distribution generated by an interstitial brachytherapy implant is introduced. The method employs convolution of raw tomographic data, as a measurement of attenuation of CT pencil beams by the metallic substrate and casing of radioactive seeds. A convolution kernel is introduced in the algorithm for CT image reconstruction such that the tomographic computation results in an approximation of absorbed dose. Error estimates are discussed, and limitations of… CONTINUE READING

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