Treatment planning in proton therapy requires the calculation of absorbed dose distributions on beam shaping components and the patient anatomy. Analytical pencil-beam dose algorithms commonly used are not always accurate enough. The Monte Carlo approach is more accurate but extremely computationally intensive. The Fast Dose Calculator, a track-repeating algorithm, has been proposed as an alternative fast and accurate dose calculation. In this work FDC is applied to a proton therapy patient thoracic anatomy. © 2010 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Yepes, P., Brannan, T., Huang, J., Mirkovic, D., Newhauser, W., Taddei, P., & Titt, U. (2010). Application of a fast proton dose calculation algorithm to a thorax geometry. Radiation Measurements, 45 (10), 1367-1368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2010.05.022