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Technology transfer from HEP computing to the medical field: Overview and application to dosimetry

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • We show how nowadays it is possible to achieve the goal of accuracy and fast computation response in radiotherapic dosimetry using MonteCarlo methods, together with a grid computing model. We present a complete, fully functional prototype system for brachytherapy, entirely based on open source software systems originally developed for High Energy Physics experiments. It integrates a Geant4-based simulation component, an AIDA-based dosimetric analysis, a web-based user interface, and distributed processing either on a local computing farm or on geographically spread nodes. Thanks to the object-oriented approach adopted for the architecture, the work presented can be easily extended to become a general purpose dosimetric system, capable to address all radiotherapic techniques. An extension for application to dosimetric studies for IMRT is in progress. © 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Guatelli, S., Pia, M. G., & Piergentili, M. (2006). Technology transfer from HEP computing to the medical field: Overview and application to dosimetry. In Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements Vol. 150 (pp. 13-18). doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.09.065

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27944486717

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 150

Issue


  • 1-3

Abstract


  • We show how nowadays it is possible to achieve the goal of accuracy and fast computation response in radiotherapic dosimetry using MonteCarlo methods, together with a grid computing model. We present a complete, fully functional prototype system for brachytherapy, entirely based on open source software systems originally developed for High Energy Physics experiments. It integrates a Geant4-based simulation component, an AIDA-based dosimetric analysis, a web-based user interface, and distributed processing either on a local computing farm or on geographically spread nodes. Thanks to the object-oriented approach adopted for the architecture, the work presented can be easily extended to become a general purpose dosimetric system, capable to address all radiotherapic techniques. An extension for application to dosimetric studies for IMRT is in progress. © 2005 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Guatelli, S., Pia, M. G., & Piergentili, M. (2006). Technology transfer from HEP computing to the medical field: Overview and application to dosimetry. In Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements Vol. 150 (pp. 13-18). doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.09.065

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27944486717

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 150

Issue


  • 1-3