Adjoint Monte Carlo (AMC) for
Radiation Treatment Planning

In this study, we apply the Adjoint Monte Carlo framework to a 3D anatomical model called VIP-Man which was constructed from the Visible Human images. So far, this study clearly demonstrates the feasibility of the AMC in optimizing the beam directions as part of a treatment planning based on anatomical information in a 3D and realistic patient anatomy.

Documents

  • Wang B, Goldstein M, Xu XG, Sahoo N. Adjoint Monte Carlo method for prostate external photon beam treatment planning: an application to 3D patient anatomy. Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 923- 935 view view
  • Wang B. Development of an Adjoint Monte Carlo Method for Clinical Prostate Radiation Treatment. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD Dissertation. April 2005

Presentation

  • Wang, B. Adjoint Monte Carlo Method for Prostate External Photon Beam Treatment Planning: An application to 3-D Patient Anatomy. Advanced Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning at McGill University. May 3, 2004 view view
  • Wang, B. Development of an Adjoint Monte Carlo Method for Clinical Prostate Radiation Treatment. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PhD Defense Exam. April 12, 2005 view view

Images and Results

  • Phantom, Geometry, Importance Ratio Map, DVH, and Isodose Map view view