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Seminar: Radiation Transport in Medical Physics

Fri., Nov. 30, 2012 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Nov. 30, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Location: CL 410

When treating cancer with radiation, accurate dose calculation plays a pivotal role in the success and safety of a treatment plan. Dose calculation algorithms must accurately model the complex trajectories of ionizing particles as the travel through a patient. In practice, physicists are faced with a trade-off between the speed and accuracy of a particular algorithm. I will discuss the dose algorithms commonly used today in the medical industry and introduce an exciting new algorithm which may lead us into the future.

Speaker: Mr. Lee Sichello, University of Regina