Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy by Joao Seco, Frank Verhaegen

By Joao Seco, Frank Verhaegen

Modern melanoma remedy is dependent upon Monte Carlo simulations to aid radiotherapists and scientific physicists greater comprehend and compute radiation dose from imaging units in addition to make the most 4-dimensional imaging info. With Monte Carlo-based remedy making plans instruments now to be had from advertisement owners, an entire transition to Monte Carlo-based dose calculation tools in radiotherapy may most likely ensue within the subsequent decade. Monte Carlo recommendations in Radiation Therapy explores using Monte Carlo equipment for modeling a variety of gains of inner and exterior radiation assets, together with gentle ion beams.

The book—the first of its kind—addresses functions of the Monte Carlo particle delivery simulation method in radiation remedy, generally concentrating on exterior beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. It offers the mathematical and technical facets of the equipment in particle delivery simulations. The ebook additionally discusses the modeling of clinical linacs and different irradiation units; concerns particular to electron, photon, and proton ion beams and brachytherapy; and the optimization of remedy making plans, radiation dosimetry, and caliber assurance.

Useful to medical physicists, graduate scholars, and researchers, this ebook presents an in depth, cutting-edge advisor to the basics, program, and customization of Monte Carlo ideas in radiotherapy. via real-world examples, it illustrates using Monte Carlo modeling and simulations in dose calculation, beam supply, kilovoltage and megavoltage imaging, proton radiography, gadget layout, and lots more and plenty more.

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