Patient dose in image guided radiotherapy: Monte Carlo study of the CBCT dose contribution

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Leotta, Salvatore; Amato, Ernesto; Settineri, Nicola; Basile, Emilia; Italiano, Antonio; Auditore, Lucrezia; Santacaterina, Anna; Pergolizzi, Stefano; (2018)
  • Publisher: Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti
  • Journal: Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali (issn: 1825-1242, eissn: 1825-1242)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1478/AAPP.961A3
  • Subject: Image Guided Radiotherapy; Monte Carlo; GAMOS; Geant4; organ dose | Science (General) | Q1-390 | Physics | 87.10.Rt; 87.53.Bn; 87.53.Jw;;

Image Guided RadioTherapy (IGRT) is a technique whose diffusion is growing thanks to the well-recognized gain in accuracy of dose delivery. However, multiple Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans add dose to patients, and its contribution has to be assessed and min... View more