Journal article

A generic TG-186 shielded applicator for commissioning model-based dose calculation algorithms for high-dose-rate Ir-192 brachytherapy

Yunzhi Ma, Javier Vijande, Facundo Ballester, Asa Carlsson Tedgren, Domingo Granero, Annette Haworth, Firas Mourtada, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Kyveli Zourari, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Mark J Rivard, Frank-Andre Siebert, Ron S Sloboda, Ryan Smith, Marc JP Chamberland, Rowan M Thomson, Frank Verhaegen, Luc Beaulieu

Medical Physics | WILEY | Published : 2017


PURPOSE: A joint working group was created by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG) with the charge, among others, to develop a set of well-defined test case plans and perform calculations and comparisons with model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCAs). Its main goal is to facilitate a smooth transition from the AAPM Task Group No. 43 (TG-43) dose calculation formalism, widely being used in clinical practice for brachytherapy, to the one proposed by Task Group No. 186 (TG-186) for MBDCAs. To do so, in this work a hypothetical, generic high-dose rate (HDR) 192 ..

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Awarded by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Awarded by Swedish Cancer Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

FB and JV thank the support provided by Generalitat Valenciana under Project PROMETEOII/2013/010 and by the Spanish Government under Project No. FIS2013-42156. FV, RMT, LB, and YM thank the support provided by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through an industrial research chair grant IRC 484144-15. RMT acknowledges support from NSERC, the CRC program, and Carleton University's office of the VP Research and International. ACT acknowledges the Swedish Cancer Foundation, Grants Number CF 2014/641 and CF 2015/618.