RadCalc's 3D Monte Carlo module
Treatments have become more complex with higher dose per fraction. The Monte Carlo calculation method is known as the most accurate. Even very inhomogenous structures such as lung tissue are recalculated with highest accuracy. To spare healthy tissue is always a major goal in radiation therapy hence dose calculation accuracy is decisive.
With RadCalc's 3D Monte Carlo module you have the possibility to perform a three-dimensional calculation of the dose distribution based on the patient’s planning CT, so that both a direct comparison with the dose calculated in the treatment planning system and an analysis of the data is possible.
Dose throughout the treatment volume is verified with RadCalc thus increasing patient safety and plan quality by enhancing your ability to more accurately verify complicated treatment plans. Flexible implementation options allow users to combine the uncompromised accuracy of a Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm with the levels of speed and productivity that allow busy radiation departments to meet their workflow needs.
The need for using a Monte Carlo-based QA software
In this video Marc-André Renaud (Medical Physicist at McGill University, Montreal) gives a little insight from a scientific perspective on the need of using a Monte Carlo algorithm in quality assurance.
"I was convinced of the importance of a second check."
Mauro Iori, Medical Physicist PhD, Head of the Unit of Medical Physics Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Reggio Emilia, IRCCS
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|