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Monte Carlo simulation of the SIEMENS IGRT carbon fibre tabletop

Spezi, Emiliano, Angelini, Anna Lisa and Ferri, Andrea 2007. Monte Carlo simulation of the SIEMENS IGRT carbon fibre tabletop. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 74 , U145-U150. 10.1088/1742-6596/74/1/021017

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Carbon fibre materials can provide rigid and lightweight patient support materials with low radiation beam attenuation properties. The dosimetric properties of some of these devices have been already investigated. However, the possibility to incorporate their geometrical and physical characteristics in the treatment planning process has not been yet fully investigated. This work deals with the Monte Carlo characterization and simulation of the effects of a new commercial carbon fibre tabletop on the relevant parameters of a clinical 6MV photon beam. Calculations were validated against measurements in two different experimental conditions. The agreement between experiments and calculations showed that the tabletop attenuation properties were well described with the developed MC model. The technique described in this investigation can contribute to increase the calculation accuracy provided by MCTP in the clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Additional Information: First European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:05

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