CTCombine : rotating and combining CT data with an accurate detector model to simulate radiotherapy portal imaging at non-zero beam angles

Kairn, Tanya, Dwyer, Mark, Warne, David, Markwell, Tim, Trapp, Jamie, & Fielding, Andrew L. (2010) CTCombine : rotating and combining CT data with an accurate detector model to simulate radiotherapy portal imaging at non-zero beam angles. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 33(1), p. 111.

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Abstract

Established Monte Carlo user codes BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc permit the accurate and straightforward simulation of radiotherapy experiments and treatments delivered from multiple beam angles. However, when an electronic portal imaging detector (EPID) is included in these simulations, treatment delivery from non-zero beam angles becomes problematic. This study introduces CTCombine, a purpose-built code for rotating selected CT data volumes, converting CT numbers to mass densities, combining the results with model EPIDs and writing output in a form which can easily be read and used by the dose calculation code DOSXYZnrc...

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ID Code: 71454
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Abstract of EPSM-ABEC 2009
DOI: 10.1007/s13246-010-0012-x
ISSN: 1879-5447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 13 May 2014 23:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 22:27

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