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The influence of beam model differences in the comparison of dose calculation algorithms for lung cancer treatment planning

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Autori: IJ Chetty, M Rosu, DL McShan, BA Fraass,RK Ten Haken

Editorial: Phys. Med. Biol., 50, p.801-805, 2005.


In this study, we show that beam model differences play an important role in the comparison of dose calculated with various algorithms for lung cancer treatment planning. Although the extent to which beam model differences impact the dose comparisons will be dependent upon beam parameters (orientation, field size and energy), and the size and location of the tumour, this study shows that failing to correctly account for beam model differences will lead to biased comparisons between dose algorithms. This may ultimately hinder our ability to accurately correlate dose with clinical outcome.

Cuvinte cheie: beam fit, lung cancer