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Monte Carlo dosimetric evaluation of high energy vs low energy photon beams in low density tissues.

Authors
  • Tsiakalos, Miltiadis F
  • Stathakis, Sotirios
  • Plataniotis, George A
  • Kappas, Constantin
  • Theodorou, Kiki
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
79
Issue
1
Pages
131–138
Identifiers
PMID: 16618511
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The choice of energy for treatment in the low density areas is not a straightforward decision but depends on a number of parameters such as the beam set-up and the dosimetric criteria. Updated calculation algorithms should be used in order to be confident for the choice of energy of treatment.

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