Application of Geant4 in the development of new radiation therapy treatment methods
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th Conference, Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications / [ed] Michele Barone, Emilio Borchi, Andrea Gaddi, claude Leroy, Larry Price, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita, Randal Ruchti, 5 Toh Tuck Link, singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. , 2006, 451-461 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
There is a very fast development of new radiation treatment methods today, from advanced use of intensity modulated photon and electron beams to light ion therapy with narrow scanned beam based treatment units. Accurate radiation transport calculations are a key requisite for these developments where Geant4 is a very useful Monte Carlo code for accurate design of new treatment units. Today we cannot only image the tumor by PET-CT imaging before the treatment but also determine the tumor sensitivity to radiation and even measure in vivo the delivered absorbed dose in three dimensions in the patient. With such methods accurate Monte Carlo calculations will make radiation therapy an almost exact science where the curative doses can be calculated based on patient individual response data. In the present study results from the application of Geant4 are discussed and the comparisons between Geant4 and experimental and other Monte Carlo data are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
5 Toh Tuck Link, singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. , 2006. 451-461 p.
Research subject Medical Radiation Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-45776ISBN: 981-256-798-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-45776DiVA: diva2:369774
Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, detector and Medical Physics Applications