Verification of water-equivalent model for calculation of multiple scattering effects in simplified Monte Carlo dose calculation

Ryosuke Kohno, Yoshihisa Takada, Takeji Sakae, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Keiji Matsumoto, Akihiro Nohtomi, Hiroyuki Matsuda

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A water-equivalent model of heterogeneous materials is employed in a simplified Monte Carlo dose calculation method. Using the model, calculation of multiple scattering effects, not in an actual material but in water, is conducted. In this paper, the effects calculated using the model were compared with results calculated in an actual material and their influence in terms of dose predictions due to the difference was verified. We found that it was appropriate for multiple scattering calculations in proton dose predictions to use the water-equivalent model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3728-3729
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Volume42
Issue number6 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Verification of water-equivalent model for calculation of multiple scattering effects in simplified Monte Carlo dose calculation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this