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A Monte Carlo Investigation in External Beam Radiotherapy

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dc.contributor.advisor Foley, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Conneely, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-20T17:36:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-20T17:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2619
dc.description.abstract Monte Carlo techniques have been shown to be the most accurate method of modelling radiation transport and dose deposition. With increasingly complex radiotherapy techniques being employed in the continuing fight against cancer, Monte Carlo techniques provide a de finitive method to assess the accuracy of these techniques and the accuracy of the procedures used to test them. This thesis established a method to tune a linear accelerator model, in an efficient process. This model was then employed to examine two techniques used currently in the measurement of the absolute dose for the quality assurance of individual patient IMRT plans. en_US
dc.subject Radiotherapy en_US
dc.subject Monte Carlo en_US
dc.subject IMRT en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.title A Monte Carlo Investigation in External Beam Radiotherapy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.funder Science Faculty Fellowship en_US
dc.local.note This thesis established a method to tune a linear accelerator model, in an efficient process. This model was then employed to examine two techniques used currently in the measurement of the absolute dose for the quality assurance of individual patient IMRT plans. en_US
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