Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy: Introduction, Source Modelling and Patient Dose Calculations By Frank Verhaegen (editor), Joao Seco (editor)
2021 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 1032078529 | PDF | 24 MB
About ten years after the first edition comes this second edition of Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy: Introduction, Source Modelling and Patient Dose Calculations, thoroughly updated and extended with the latest topics, edited by Frank Verhaegen and Joao Seco. The book aims to provide a brief introduction to the history and basics of Monte Carlo simulation, but again has a strong focus on applications in radiotherapy. Since the first edition, Monte Carlo simulation has found many new applications, which were included in detail. The applications sections in this book cover: Modelling transport of photons, electrons, protons and ions Modelling radiation sources for external beam radiotherapy Modelling radiation sources for brachytherapy Design of radiation sources Modelling dynamic beam delivery Patient dose calculations in external beam radiotherapy Patient dose calculations in brachytherapy Use of Artificial Intelligence in Monte Carlo simulations This book is intended for both students or professionals, both novice and experienced, in medical radiotherapy physics. The book combines overviews of development, methods and references to facilitate Monte Carlo studies.