Verification of Simplified Monte Carlo Algorithm in Treatment Planning for Proton Cancer Therapy

K. Hotta, R. Kohno, Y. Takada, R. Tansho, Y. Hara, T. Himukai, S. Kameoka & T. Nishio
Background: The accurate dose calculation in treatment planning is important for proton cancer therapy. Many facilities use the pencil beam dose calculation algorithm (PBA) or its variants. However, since it does not take into account the beam-path confusion in the heterogeneous human tissue, the accuracy[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]