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Modelling of an Orthovoltage X-ray Therapy Unit with the EGSnrc Monte Carlo Package

Knöös, Tommy LU ; Munck af Rosenschöld, Per LU and Wieslander, Elinore LU (2007) First European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning In Journal of Physics: Conference Series 74. p.86-95
Abstract
Simulations with the EGSnrc code package of an orthovoltage x-ray machine have been performed. The BEAMnrc code was used to transport electrons, produce x-ray photons in the target and transport of these through the treatment machine down to the exit level of the applicator. Further transport in water or CT based phantoms was facilitated by the DOSXYZnrc code. Phase space files were scored with BEAMnrc and analysed regarding the energy spectra at the end of the applicator. Tuning of simulation parameters was based on the half-value layer quantity for the beams in either Al or Cu. Calculated depth dose and profile curves have been compared against measurements and show good agreement except at shallow depths. The MC model tested in this... (More)
Simulations with the EGSnrc code package of an orthovoltage x-ray machine have been performed. The BEAMnrc code was used to transport electrons, produce x-ray photons in the target and transport of these through the treatment machine down to the exit level of the applicator. Further transport in water or CT based phantoms was facilitated by the DOSXYZnrc code. Phase space files were scored with BEAMnrc and analysed regarding the energy spectra at the end of the applicator. Tuning of simulation parameters was based on the half-value layer quantity for the beams in either Al or Cu. Calculated depth dose and profile curves have been compared against measurements and show good agreement except at shallow depths. The MC model tested in this study can be used for various dosimetric studies as well as generating a library of typical treatment cases that can serve as both educational material and guidance in the clinical practice (Less)
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First European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning
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10.1088/1742-6596/74/1/021009
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  abstract     = {Simulations with the EGSnrc code package of an orthovoltage x-ray machine have been performed. The BEAMnrc code was used to transport electrons, produce x-ray photons in the target and transport of these through the treatment machine down to the exit level of the applicator. Further transport in water or CT based phantoms was facilitated by the DOSXYZnrc code. Phase space files were scored with BEAMnrc and analysed regarding the energy spectra at the end of the applicator. Tuning of simulation parameters was based on the half-value layer quantity for the beams in either Al or Cu. Calculated depth dose and profile curves have been compared against measurements and show good agreement except at shallow depths. The MC model tested in this study can be used for various dosimetric studies as well as generating a library of typical treatment cases that can serve as both educational material and guidance in the clinical practice},
  author       = {Knöös, Tommy and Munck af Rosenschöld, Per and Wieslander, Elinore},
  booktitle    = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  issn         = {1742-6596},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {86--95},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  title        = {Modelling of an Orthovoltage X-ray Therapy Unit with the EGSnrc Monte Carlo Package},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/74/1/021009},
  volume       = {74},
  year         = {2007},
}