[Gate-users] Proton Therapy Simulation

Hermann Fuchs hermann.fuchs at meduniwien.ac.at
Tue Feb 4 09:45:04 CET 2014


I am not sure whether I understand your problem.
LET is the energy deposited per unit length. So in my opinion this
should be measurable using the actors. The dose actor for instance
records dose or deposited energy.
Just scale the voxel size down. If you need it more precise, use the
track actor.

On Mon, 2014-02-03 at 12:59 +0000, Edward Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I asked a question last week about how to get LET from a proton
> therapy simulation. It was suggested I use the EM properties, track
> and delta kinetic energy actors. I've looked into these and I don't
> think they can be used to get LET, although I may be wrong. Do you
> know of anyone using GATE to get LET? Thanks for the help so far.
> Regards,
> Edward
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DI Hermann Fuchs
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology
Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical University Vienna
Währinger Gürtel 18-20
A-1090 Wien

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Mail. hermann.fuchs at meduniwien.ac.at
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