The goals of this talk are to (1) review the source strength specification quantities and NIST standards employed for Pd-103 and I-125 interstitial brachytherapy sources; (2) review the role played by Monte Carlo simulation in the clinical dosimetry of these sources; and (3) describe clinical implementation of dosimetry and source strength standards, with emphasis on selection of prescribed dose and published AAPM guidance.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
|Event||22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: Jul 23 2000 → Jul 28 2000
- Monte Carlo simulation
- Source strength