Resources for medical physics applications

The following links are to talks, publications and application web pages, including Geant4 Collaboration web pages, relating to medical physics. The links are, as much as possible, grouped by topic. The first section of links covers topics of common interest, such as physics, geometry, tracking and biasing. The next three sections refer to applications specific to radiology, radiotherapy and micro/nano-dosimetry. Lastly, we suggest some links to medical physics meetings and communities, including the Geant4 User Forum for medical applications.

These pages are maintained by the Geant4 Collaboration. Please contact us if you would like to present your talks and publications on these pages.

Additional information can be found on the following pages of Geant4 medical physics communities:

  • Geant4 European Medical User Organization (G4EMU) - link
  • Geant4 North American Medical User Organization (G4NAMU) - link

Overview presentations on Geant4 medical physics applications can be found on this link.

Physics, geometry and tracking

Radiology

Radiotherapy

Microdosimetry

Geant4 Physics electromagnetic processes are available for the simulation of particle interactions down to the electronVolt and molecular scale in liquid water, the main component of biological medium. Developments are on-going in the framework of the Geant4-DNA project, initiated by P. Nieminen ( European Space Agency/ESTEC) in order to model Physics, Chemistry and Biology processes for the simulation of biological effects of ionizing radiation.

A description of the Geant4-DNA project and it status is accessible directly from this link.

It is part of a larger development activity, the development of Physics Models for Biological Effects of Radiation and Shielding , as detailed here.

Selected references can be found here.

General links

  • Geant4 User Forum for medical applications
  • Past and future events
  • European Network for Light Ion Therapy (ENLIGHT) - link
  • Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems (RADAM) - link
  • Computational Medical Physics working group - link
  • The UK forum for users of Monte Carlo Neutron, Electron and Gamma radiation transport codes (MCNEG) - link
  • Computational medical physics working group home page - link
  • Computational physics group - link
  • The European Radiation Dosimetry Group - link


The medical physics pages are maintained by Sebastien Incerti, Christina Zacharatou, Pablo Cirrone, Paul Gueye, Stephane Chauvie and Joseph Perl.

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