Dose distribution in unit of in the transverse plane for the idealized model (83 seeds uniformly distributed in an ellipsoid-shaped prostate.
Total percent dose differences between line-source kernel superposition (LSKS) and full Monte Carlo simulation (FMCS) for the (top) and (bottom) idealized implants. Dots show statistically significant differences.
Dose volume histograms of the prostate ( and idealized implants). FMCS (solid line) is compared with PSKS (squares) and LSKS (crosses). For both implants is equal to 100 Gy.
(a) Prostate, rectum, and urethra contours for patient 1 (preprocedure implant with 67 seeds represented by dots). (b) Isodose lines in unit of in the transverse plane for the -based preprocedure implant. The discretized volumes of the prostate, prostate margin, rectum, and urethra are shown.
Histogram of total (top), primary (middle), and scattered (bottom) dose differences [Eq. (1)] in the prostate volume for patient 1 (-based preprocedure implant).
Dose volume histograms of (a) patient 1 (-based preprocedure implant) and (b) patient 2 (-based postprocedure implant). FMCS (solid lines) is compared with PSKS (squares) and LSKS (crosses) methods.
Average of absolute primary , scattered , and total percent dose differences (PSKS vs FMCS and LSKS vs FMCS) for the idealized implant. See Eq. (2). Standard deviations are given in parentheses.
Average of absolute total percent dose differences (PSKS vs FMCS and LSKS vs FMCS) for the pre- and post- procedure implants. See Eq. (2). Standard deviations are given in parentheses. Results for colinear vs randomly oriented seeds are presented.
Prostate volume fractions (%) receiving 80, 90, 100, 150, and 200% of the prescribed dose. The prescribed doses are 85 and 145 Gy for patient 1 (Pre-procedure implant with 67 seeds) and Patient 2 (Postprocedure implant with 97 seeds), respectively.
Doses (Gy) covering 80, 90, and 100% of the prostate volume. The prostate volumes are 49.6 and for patient 1 ( Preprocedure implant) and patient 2 ( Postprocedure implant), respectively.
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