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Title: Calculation of radiation therapy dose using all particle Monte Carlo transport

Abstract

The actual radiation dose absorbed in the body is calculated using three-dimensional Monte Carlo transport. Neutrons, protons, deuterons, tritons, helium-3, alpha particles, photons, electrons, and positrons are transported in a completely coupled manner, using this Monte Carlo All-Particle Method (MCAPM). The major elements of the invention include: computer hardware, user description of the patient, description of the radiation source, physical databases, Monte Carlo transport, and output of dose distributions. This facilitated the estimation of dose distributions on a Cartesian grid for neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and heavy charged-particles incident on any biological target, with resolutions ranging from microns to centimeters. Calculations can be extended to estimate dose distributions on general-geometry (non-Cartesian) grids for biological and/or non-biological media. 57 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321265
Patent Number(s):
5,870,697
Application Number:
PAN: 8-610,917; TRN: 99:003324
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 560120; PA: EDB-99:032200; SN: 99002064388
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Feb 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOTHERAPY; CALCULATION METHODS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; RADIATION DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS

Citation Formats

Chandler, W.P., Hartmann-Siantar, C.L., and Rathkopf, J.A. Calculation of radiation therapy dose using all particle Monte Carlo transport. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Chandler, W.P., Hartmann-Siantar, C.L., & Rathkopf, J.A. Calculation of radiation therapy dose using all particle Monte Carlo transport. United States.
Chandler, W.P., Hartmann-Siantar, C.L., and Rathkopf, J.A. Tue . "Calculation of radiation therapy dose using all particle Monte Carlo transport". United States.
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abstractNote = {The actual radiation dose absorbed in the body is calculated using three-dimensional Monte Carlo transport. Neutrons, protons, deuterons, tritons, helium-3, alpha particles, photons, electrons, and positrons are transported in a completely coupled manner, using this Monte Carlo All-Particle Method (MCAPM). The major elements of the invention include: computer hardware, user description of the patient, description of the radiation source, physical databases, Monte Carlo transport, and output of dose distributions. This facilitated the estimation of dose distributions on a Cartesian grid for neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and heavy charged-particles incident on any biological target, with resolutions ranging from microns to centimeters. Calculations can be extended to estimate dose distributions on general-geometry (non-Cartesian) grids for biological and/or non-biological media. 57 figs.},
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