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4D dose calculations: Tetrahedral meshes versus voxel-based structures

Abstract : The estimation of the distribution patterns of energy and dose in respiratory-induced organ motion represents a technical challenge for hadron therapy treatment planning, notably in the case of lung cancer in which many difficulties arose, like tissue densities variation and the tumor position shifting during breathing. This study focuses on the comparison between deformable tetrahedral meshes and voxel-based structures used as computational phantoms in four-dimensional dose calculations. The former use a continuous representation of tissue densities by respecting mass conservation principle, while the latter is a discrete grid of density values (CT-scan).
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Yazid Touileb, Hamid Ladjal, Joseph Azencot, Michael Beuve, Behzad Shariat. 4D dose calculations: Tetrahedral meshes versus voxel-based structures. ICTR-PHE 2016, Feb 2016, CERN, Genève, Switzerland. ⟨hal-01272135⟩



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