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J Cancer Res Ther. 2005 Jan-Mar;1(1):12-20.

Advantages of multiple algorithm support in treatment planning system for external beam dose calculations.

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Kirloskar Theratronics Pvt. Limited, Mumbai, India.


The complexity of interactions and the nature of the approximations made in the formulation of the algorithm require that the user be familiar with the limitations of various models. As computer power keeps growing, calculation algorithms are tending more towards physically based models. The nature and quantity of the data required varies according to the model which may be either measurement based models or physical based models. Multiple dose calculation algorithm support found in XiO Treatment Planning System can be used to advantage when choice is to be made between speed and accuracy. Thus XiO allows end users generate plans accurately and quickly to optimize the delivery of radiation therapy.

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