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|Title:||Comparison of Adjoint and Forward Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning for a Realistic Head Phantom|
|Authors:||NIEVAART Victor Alexander; MOSS Raymond; WITTIG A.|
|Citation:||APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 67 no. 7-8S p. S115-S117|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|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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