Gaussian beam sigma and field number effects ondose conformity in intensity modulated proton therapy

J. Farr, D. Geismar, A. Kaiser & M. Stuschke
Purpose: This study considers the effects of varying proton beam dimensions (beam s using the Gaussian profile) for intensity modulated proton therapy on a series of geometric and clinical cases. In addition, the number of beams used for each beam s was also varied as a sensitivity parameter. [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]