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A distributed simulation framework for conformal radiotherapy

Yaikhom, Gagarine, Giddy, Jonathan Patrick, Walker, David William, Downes, Patrick, Spezi, Emiliano and Lewis, David G. 2008. A distributed simulation framework for conformal radiotherapy. Presented at: 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing, Miami, FL, USA, 14-18 April 2008. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, 2008 (IPDPS 2008), Miami, FL, 14-18 April 2008. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 10.1109/IPDPS.2008.4536471

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Abstract

This paper describes the RTGrid distributed simulation framework for conformal radiotherapy. We introduce novel approaches through which several distributed computing technologies are made accessible to Monte Carlo simulations for radiotherapy dose calculations. Currently, radiotherapy treatment planning is typically performed on PCs and workstations which lack the computational power to run Monte Carlo simulations quickly enough to be useful to clinicians. Therefore, although Monte Carlo simulation techniques offer highly accurate doses, they are seldom chosen for clinical deployment. The RTGrid project is investigating both the capability and capacity modes of exploiting grid computing for radiotherapy treatment planning using Monte Carlo simulations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Engineering
Computer Science & Informatics
Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781424416936
ISSN: 15302075
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 23:11
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14189

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