Selected Advances in the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy

  • George T. Y. Chen
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 2)


Since the 1950s, when they were first used to calculate isodose distributions, computers have played an increasing role in radiotherapy departments. In recent times, their utilization has expanded to include the following broad areas: (1) control of patient flow and records, (2) automatic verification and control of therapy equipment, (3) treatment planning, (4) biological modelling, and (5) tumor registries.


Dose Distribution Field Size Wedge Angle Entry Angle Gantry Angle 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • George T. Y. Chen
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  1. 1.Biology and Medicine DivisionLawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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