A sampling formalism is presented to accurately compute the absolute volumes and integral dose-volume histograms of small volumes treated in stereotactic radiosurgery. The presence of small volumes and sharp dose gradients places special constraints on the computational formalism and the accuracy required to compute the dose-volume relationships. We use a spatially nonuniform random sampling method to allow an efficient and accurate computation of the dose-volume histograms for an arbitrary number of volumes. The computation of absolute volume vs dose allows intercomparison of dose delivered to target and dose-critical volumes and allows a quantitative trade-off analysis often critical to an optimal treatment of the lesion.
- dose-volume histograms
- three-dimensional treatment planning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging