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"Physics World" features recent publication on inclusion of stray radiation into TPS for radiotherapy


'Physics World' features in its Feb. 28, 2020 issue the recent publication in Medical Physics "Method to quickly and accurately calculate absorbed dose from therapeutic and stray photon exposures throughout the entire body in individual patients" by Lydia J Wilson, Wayne D Newhauser, Christopher W Schneider, Florian Kamp, Michael Reiner, Juliana C Martins, Guillaume Landry, Augusto Giussani, Ralf-Peter Kapsch and Katia Parodi. This paper reports on the recent achievement of including whole-body exposure to stray radiation accurately and efficiently in a research treatment planning system for patients undergoing photon radiotherapy. The work, initiated and coordinated by Prof. Dr. Wayne Newhauser from Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Baton Rouge, USA) was largely performed during the DAAD-funded research visit of LSU leading author Dr. Lydia Wilson at our Department of Medical Physics of the Faculty of Physics at LMU (Munich, Germany), in close collaboration with the Department of Radiation Oncology of the LMU University
Hospital, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Oberschleissheim, Germany) and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Braunschweig, Germany).

More information can be found in the coverage in Physics World and the original publication in Medical Physics: L.J. Wilson et al, doi: 10.1002/MP.14018