Energy spectrum of photons emitted by the (Symmetra model I25.S06) seed.
Idealized implant with 83 (or ) seeds, uniformly distributed inside a ellipsoid-like prostate.
Local dose differences (%) between MCPI and MCNP5 for the -based idealized implant in the plan (top) and plan (bottom). The prostate boundary is represented by a dashed line.
Dose volume histograms of the prostate, rectum wall, and urethra for patient 2 (postimplant with 97 randomly oriented seeds). MCNP5 and MCPI results are compared.
Dose volume histogram for a prostate with 5% calcified volume. MCPI and MCNP5 results are compared.
Histogram of percent local dose differences due to the interseed attenuation effect. Results for the and idealized implants are shown.
Effect of interseed attenuation on prostate DVH for and idealized implants: real seeds (solid line) vs water-made seeds (dots).
Effect of tissue composition on the prostate DVH for the (a) and (b) idealized implants. Solid line: all organs are made of water; squares: all organs are made of average male soft tissue (AMST); crosses: all organs are made of skeletal muscle (SM); Stars: the prostate is made of SM and surrounding tissue is made of AMST.
Effects of prostate calcifications on the prostate DVH for patient 1 (a) and patient 2 (b). Results for 0%, 1%, 2%, and 5% calcified volume fractions are shown. Results with water-made seeds and 0% calcifications are presented also.
Effects of prostate calcifications on DVHs of the rectum (a) and urethra (b) for patient 2.
Figure of merit (FOM) of the MCPI and MCNP5 codes for idealized and real prostate implants with 2- and 1-mm voxels. The inverse of FOM is the time in minutes required for 1% average statistical uncertainty.
Dose covering 100%, 90%, and 80% of the prostate for idealized implants (83 or uniformly distributed seeds).
Composition and density of tissue used to model the prostate and surrounding tissue. Definitions are taken from ICRU Report 44 (Ref. 12).
Effects of prostate calcifications on , , and of the prostate of patient 1 (preimplant with 67 seeds) and patient 2 (postimplant with 97 seeds). Percent differences (vs 0% calcification case) are given in parentheses.
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