Proton therapy

This page is dedicated to the capability of Geant4 in the proton therapy field.




  • Clinical implementation of full Monte Carlo dose calculation in proton beam therapy, H. Paganetti et al, Phys. Med. Biol. 53 (2008) 4825-4853
  • Sensitivity of different dose scoring methods on organ specific neutron doses calculation in proton therapy, C. Zacharatou Jarlskog and H.Paganetti , Phys. Med. Biol. 53 (2008) 4523-4532
  • Physics settings for using the Geant4 toolkit in proton therapy, C. Zacharatou Jarlskog and H.Paganetti , IEEETransaction on Nuclear Science, 55 (2008) 1018-1025
  • Assessment of organ specific neutron equivalent doses in proton therapy using computational whole-body age-dependent voxel phantoms, C. Zacharatou Jarlskog et al.,Phys. Med. Biol. 53 (2008) 693-717
  • Monte Carlo calculations of absolute dosimetry to determine output factors for proton therapy fields, H.Paganetti, Phys. Med. Biol. 51 (2006) 2801-2812
  • Implementation of a new Monte Carlo - Geant4 simulation tool for the development of a proton therapy beam line, G. A. P. Cirrone et al, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 52 (2005) 262-265
  • The role of nonelastic reactions in absorbed dose distributions from therapeutic proton beams in different medium, A.J.Wroet et al., Medical Physic, 32 (2005) 37
  • 4D Monte Carlo simulation of proton beam scanning: Modelling of variation in time and space to study the interplay between scanning pattern and time-dependent patient geometry, H.Paganetti et al., Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 983-990
  • Simulation of patient organ doses and effective doses originating from secondary neutrons in proton beam treatment, H.Jiang et al., Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 4337-4354
  • Four-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation of time dependent geometries, H.Paganetti, Phys. Med. Biol. 49 (2004) N75-N81
  • Accurate Monte Carlo simulations for nozzle design, commissioning, and quality assurance in proton radiation therapy, H.Paganetti et al., Med. Phys. 31 (2004) 2107-2118
  • A Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm for proton therapy, M.Fippel, M.Soukup, Med.Phys. 31, (2004) 2263
  • Adaption of Geant4 to Monte Carlo dose calculations based on CT data, H. Jiang et al., 31 (2004) 2811-2818
  • Monte Carlo simulations with time-dependent geometries to investigate organ motions, H.Paganetti et al., Int, Journ. Rad. Onc. Biol. Phys. 60 (2004) 942-950
  • Test of Geant3 and Geant4 nuclear models for 160 MeV protons stopping in CH2, H.Paganetti et al., Med. Phys. 30 (2003) 1926-1931
  • Monte Carlo calculation in support of the commissioning of the Northeast Proton Therapy Center, J.Flanz and H.Paganetti, Australasian Physical & Engineering Science in Medicine 26 (2003) 156-161
  • Nuclear interaction in proton therapy: dose and relative biological effect distributions originating from primary and secondary particles, H. Paganetti, Phys. Med. Biol. 47 (2002) 747-764
  • Radiobiological significance of beam line dependent proton energy distribution in a spread out Bragg peak, H. Paganetti et al, Med. Phys. 27 (2000) 1119-1126
  • Nuclear interactions of 160 MeV protons stopping in copper: a test of Monte Carlo nuclear models, B. Gottschalk, Med. Phys. 26 (1999) 2597-2601
  • Calculation of the patial variation of relative biological effectiveness in a therapeutic proton field for eye treatment, H. Paganetti et al, Phys. Med. Biol. 43 (1998) 2147-2157
  • Monte Carlo method to study the proton fluence for treatment planning, H. Paganetti et al, Med. Phys. 25 (1998) 2370-2375

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