RadCalc's 3D Monte Carlo module

The need for using a Monte Carlo-based QA software

Features of the Monte Carlo module


Calculation speed ranges from 3-10 minutes when utilizing the recommended workstation configuration. The size of target, not the type of treatment plan, is the primary determiner of the time to calculate the secondary check.


RadCalc provides a fully automated process for your QA routine. It alerts you to plans that fail to pass your pre-set Gamma Analysis acceptance criteria and checks whether DVH objectives are met for critical structures. 


The Monte Carlo module utilizes the most established Monte Carlo dose engine available (BEAMnrc). In combination with proprietary machine modelling it achieves highest accuracy of calculation.

"I was convinced of the importance of a second check."

“Since the very beginning of the adoption of IMRT at our department in 2001, I was convinced of the importance of a second check of the MU calculation. As soon as I knew that LifeLine Software was working on a full 3D solution with Monte Carlo algorithm I thought that we could not miss such opportunity. We're glad of being the first Italian site using RadCalc 3DMC."

Mauro Iori, Medical Physicist PhD, Head of the Unit of Medical Physics Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Reggio Emilia, IRCCS

Compatible with machines from

  • Elekta
  • Siemens
  • Varian

    Supported treatment techniques

    • 3D conformal
    • IMRT
    • VMAT, and
    • SRS/SBRT plans

    Recommended dose engine hardware specifications Monte Carlo module

    Operating System Windows 64-Bit OS (8, 10, Server 2012, 2016, or 2019)
    CPU Dual Intel Xeon Gold 5220, 2.2 GHz, 3.9 GHz Turbo, 18 Core, or better
    RAM 64 GB or more
    Disk 512 GB SSD or more


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