Obtaining Realistic Spectra of Photon and Electron Beams

  • M. D. Altschuler
  • P. Bloch
  • B. E. Bjarngard
  • A. Kassaee
  • J. McDonough
Conference paper

Abstract

Modern dose calculation algorithms for high-energy photon and electron beams usually require knowledge of the spectrum of each beam in order to generate a dose kernel. Because the spectrum of a high-energy beam is difficult to obtain by measurement, indirect methods have been used.

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References

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    Altschuler MD, Bloch P, Buhle EL, Ayyalasomayajula S 1992 3D dose calculations for electron and photon beams Phys Med Biol 37 391–411CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Bloch P, Altschuler MD, Bjarngard BE, Kassaee A, and McDonough J 2000 Determining clinical photon beam spectra from measured depth dose with the Cimmino algorithm Phys Med Biol 45 171–183PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Altschuler
    • 1
  • P. Bloch
    • 1
  • B. E. Bjarngard
    • 1
  • A. Kassaee
    • 1
  • J. McDonough
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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