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The requirements and limitations of computer simulations applied to proton computed tomography

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4 Author(s)
J. Heimann ; Santa Cruz Inst. for Particle Phys., CA, USA ; L. Johnson ; T. Satogata ; D. C. Williams

We report on recent research with computer simulations on the concept and design of a proton computed tomography (pCT) instrument for proton treatment planning based on the measurement and analysis of individual protons. The requirements for a realistic simulation of such a device is discussed. Two types of simulation programs are presented: the first based on a simple, two-dimensional parameterized Monte Carlo, the second implemented using the Geant4 toolkit. The utility of these programs is evaluated.

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2003 IEEE  (Volume:5 )

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19-25 Oct. 2003