Monte Carlo Dose Calculation on Deforming Anatomy

Peterhans, Matthias; Frei, Daniel; Manser, Peter; Reyes, Mauricio; Fix, Michael K (2011). Monte Carlo Dose Calculation on Deforming Anatomy. Zeitschrift für medizinische Physik, 21(2), pp. 113-23. Amsterdam: Elsevier, Urban & Fischer 10.1016/j.zemedi.2010.11.002

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This article presents the implementation and validation of a dose calculation approach for deforming anatomical objects. Deformation is represented by deformation vector fields leading to deformed voxel grids representing the different deformation scenarios. Particle transport in the resulting deformed voxels is handled through the approximation of voxel surfaces by triangles in the geometry implementation of the Swiss Monte Carlo Plan framework. The focus lies on the validation methodology which uses computational phantoms representing the same physical object through regular and irregular voxel grids. These phantoms are chosen such that the new implementation for a deformed voxel grid can be compared directly with an established dose calculation algorithm for regular grids. Furthermore, separate validation of the aspects voxel geometry and the density changes resulting from deformation is achieved through suitable design of the validation phantom. We show that equivalent results are obtained with the proposed method and that no statistically significant errors are introduced through the implementation for irregular voxel geometries. This enables the use of the presented and validated implementation for further investigations of dose calculation on deforming anatomy.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology > Medical Radiation Physics
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Peterhans, Matthias, Frei, Daniel, Manser, Peter, Reyes, Mauricio, Fix, Michael




Elsevier, Urban & Fischer




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04 Oct 2013 14:16

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