Dose Calculations for Radiation Treatment Planning

  • Radhe Mohan
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 38)


The most common method of treating cancer patients with radiation is externally applied beams of photons generated by linear accelerators, or by high-intensity 60Co radioactive sources. Electron beams generated by linear accelerators also are employed, but not as often as photon beams. Other particles, such as protons, neutrons, pions and heavy ions, have been experimented with, but their use is limited to a few research facilities. For certain types of tumors, internally applied radiation, alone or in combination with external radiation, is suitable. In this chapter, we will confine ourselves to externally applied photon and electron beams only.


Dose Distribution Monte Carlo Technique Scattered Photon Primary Dose Pencil Beam 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhe Mohan
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  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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