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Deterministic model for dose calculation in photon radiotherapy

: Hensel, H.; Iza-Teran, R.; Siedow, N.


Physics in medicine and biology 51 (2006), No.3, pp.675-693
ISSN: 0031-9155
Journal Article
Fraunhofer SCAI ()

We present a model for dose calculation in photon radiotherapy based on deterministic transport equations. The model consists of two coupled equations, one for photon and one for electron transport and an equation for the absorbed dose. No assumptions are made with respect to the geometry or the homogeneity of the irradiated medium, so irradiation of any heterogenous medium can be simulated. To get a mathematically simpler model, approximations to the exact equations are presented which keep the essential physical contents of the exact equations, but which can be solved with less numerical effort. The results of dose calculations for simple examples are presented and discussed.