Study of Monte Carlo dose calculation system aimed to clinical application

Y. Ishizawa, S. Dobashi, K. Sato, N. Kadoya, K. Ito, M. Chiba, K. Kishi, K. Takeda

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Abstract

In clinical situation, Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is often used as a gold standard to evaluate and investigate the errors between dose calculation algorithms. However, it is cumbersome to input into the MC calculation system the patient geometry data and the irradiation parameters which vary in clinical situations. The aim of this study is to make the laborious setup for the clinical MC calculation easy. We developed a MC dose calculation system in which these setup parameters are automatically input from CT images and DICOM-RT files. We confirmed that this system properly realized the patient geometry and the irradiation beam arrangement by comparing a dose distribution calculated by this system with the one by a commercial treatment planning system (TPS). This system is a useful tool to make it easy to prepare for MC calculation in the clinical cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages33-37
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1
Event2015 22nd EGS Users' Meeting in Japan - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2015 Aug 32015 Aug 4

Conference

Conference2015 22nd EGS Users' Meeting in Japan
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period15/8/315/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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