Monte carlo dose calculations for proton therapy

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Abstract

PROTON THERAPY IS AN advanced form of radiation therapy. Because of the unique physics of proton beam interaction with matters, proton therapy can achieve higher dose conformality compared to conventional photon-based radiation therapy. However, because of the sharper dose falloff, proton therapy is more susceptible to uncertainties. For instance, a small shift of proton range due to dose calculation in the treatment planning stage can result in a significant underdosage of the tumor and/or overdosage to the critical structures nearby. Hence, an accurate and efficient dose calculation method is of vital importance for the success of a treatment [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGraphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy
PublisherCRC Press
Pages259-272
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781482244793
ISBN (Print)9781482244786
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Jia, X. (2015). Monte carlo dose calculations for proton therapy. In Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy (pp. 259-272). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18968