Web-interfaced Monte Carlo simulation for quality assurance in radiation therapy

      Introduction: The increasing complexity of radiotherapy equipment (e.g. IMRT) requires increasing accuracy in QA procedures. The system used to verify the adherence between planned and delivered dose should be independent of the treatment planning system. Monte Carlo (MC) algorithms are the reference choice. They allow computing the dose taking into account patient heterogeneities and dosimetric effects generated by multi-leaf collimators (MLCs). In line with these motivations, we developed a MC-based tool for dosimetric purposes and the independent verification of planned dose distributions.
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