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Examination of pencil beam predictions of small-field dose using dosimetry film and Monte Carlo simulations

Kairn, Tanya, Kenny, John , Aland, Trent , Crowe, Scott, & Trapp, Jamie (2010) Examination of pencil beam predictions of small-field dose using dosimetry film and Monte Carlo simulations. In Kron, Tomas & Rosenfeld, Anatoly (Eds.) Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry, International Solid State Dosimetry Organisation, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney.

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Abstract

The iPlan treatment planning sys-tem uses a pencil beam algorithm, with density cor-rections, to predict the doses delivered by very small (stereotactic) radiotherapy fields. This study tests the accuracy of dose predictions made by iPlan, for small-field treatments delivered to a planar solid wa-ter phantom and to heterogeneous human tissue using the BrainLAB m3 micro-multileaf collimator.

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ID Code: 37858
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Treatment Planning, Radiotherapy, Monte Carlo, IMRT, Stereotactic
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Physics
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2010 10:34
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 16:23

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