14. Dose calculation in nuclear medicine for internal organs using Gamos NMGUI software
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Accurately calculating the dose for patients in cancer treatment is a crucial task. Currently, there are many methods as well as simulation software for dose calculation, most of which have certain limitations in terms of flexibility, ease of use, and error in organ’s borders when calculating the dose at voxel level using the traditional Monte Carlo method. However, GAMOS developers have implemented an application specifically for nuclear medicine dosimetry - Gamos NMGUI. This software simplifies the dose calculation process with just a few buttons. The addition of the “parallel geometry” utility eliminates error at the boundaries, resulting in more optimal dosesfor patients. The results of the S values for the ICRP phantoms with Gamos NMGUI show a good agreement with the results calculated by Stephanie Lamart et al. The doses for the boundaries of some organs (Gallbladder Wall, Stomach Wall, Heart Wall, Urinary Bladder Wall) calculated by the “parallel geometry” method has deviations of up to 26% (heart wall) when compared with the traditional MC method. This shows the need to improve the dose calculation by using the parallel geometry technique. In summary, Gamos NMGUI is a convenient, simple but highly effective dose software.
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Gamos, Geant4, dose calculation, parallel geometry, voxel, phantom
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