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Title

Technical note: Dosimetric study of a new Co-60 source used in brachytherapy

AuthorsGranero, Domingo ; Pérez-Calatayud, J.; Ballester, Facundo
KeywordsBrachytherapy
Co-60
Monte Carlo
High dose rate (HDR)
Blood vessels
Gradient methods
Image registration
Interpolation
Medical image processing
Issue Date9-Aug-2007
PublisherAmerican Association of Physicists in Medicine
American Institute of Physics
CitationMedical Physics 34(9): 3485-3488 (2007)
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to obtain the dosimetric parameters of a new Co-60 source used in high dose rate brachytherapy and manufactured by BEBIG (Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG GmbH, Germany). The Monte Carlo method has been used to obtain the dose rate distribution in the updated TG-43UI formalism of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. In addition, to aid the quality control process on treatment planning systems (TPS), a two-dimensional rectangular dose rate table, coherent with the TG-43UI dose calculation formalism, is given. These dosimetric data sets can be used as input data of the TPS calculations and to validate them.
Description4 pages, 2 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 87.57.-s, 87.57.Ra.-- PMID: 17926951 [PubMed].-- ISI Article Identifier: 000249547200010
Printed version published Sep 2007.-- Issue title: Radiation therapy physics.
Publisher version (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.2759602
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/9177
DOI10.1118/1.2759602
ISSN0094-2405
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