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Modeling and Commissioning of Clinical Photon Beams for Monte Carlo Treatment Planning

  • Steve B. Jiang
  • Jun Deng
  • Jisheng Li
  • Todd Pawlicki
  • Arthur L. Boyer
  • C.-M. Ma

Abstract

Monte Carlo treatment planning requires accurate beam information as input to generate accurate dose distributions. The phase space data of a clinical photon beam can be obtained by simulating the accelerator treatment head using a Monte Carlo code, such as BEAM [1–2]. The simulated phase space data (or the subsequently derived multiple source model) can be used for Monte Carlo treatment planning dose calculation [3]. However, it is not practical to simulate every individual clinical photon beam in a routine clinic [4–5].

Keywords

Sampling Plane Scattered Photon Primary Photon Percent Depth Dose Depth Dose Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve B. Jiang
    • 1
  • Jun Deng
    • 1
  • Jisheng Li
    • 1
  • Todd Pawlicki
    • 1
  • Arthur L. Boyer
    • 1
  • C.-M. Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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