Title: Comparison of Adjoint and Forward Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning for a Realistic Head Phantom
Authors: NIEVAART Victor AlexanderMOSS RaymondWITTIG A.
Citation: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 67 no. 7-8S p. S115-S117
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC52760
ISSN: 0969-8043
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apradiso
DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2009.03.027
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: BNCT treatment planning can be improved by having the adjoint technique available in the Monte Carlo transport code. In adjoint MC, the simulated particles travel backwards instead of ¿forward¿. By speeding up the calculations, more beam positions can be investigated and thus a better plan can be composed. In a realistic head phantom with ten disseminated lesions in the brain, the adjoint method is more favourable than the forward calculations whenever larger beam diameters are applied.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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