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Title: Computational radiology and imaging with the MCNP Monte Carlo code

MCNP, a 3D coupled neutron/photon/electron Monte Carlo radiation transport code, is currently used in medical applications such as cancer radiation treatment planning, interpretation of diagnostic radiation images, and treatment beam optimization. This paper will discuss MCNP`s current uses and capabilities, as well as envisioned improvements that would further enhance MCNP role in computational medicine. It will be demonstrated that the methodology exists to simulate medical images (e.g. SPECT). Techniques will be discussed that would enable the construction of 3D computational geometry models of individual patients for use in patient-specific studies that would improve the quality of care for patients.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
70793
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--95-1478; CONF-9404262--1
ON: DE95011995
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. world congress on computational medicine, public health and biotechnology, Austin, TX (United States), 24-28 Apr 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; RADIATION TRANSPORT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; COMPUTER CODES; M CODES; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; AFTERLOADING; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY