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High-performance computing for Monte Carlo radiotherapy calculations

Downes, Patrick, Yaikhom, Gagarine, Giddy, Jonathan Patrick, Walker, David William, Spezi, Emiliano and Lewis, David G. 2009. High-performance computing for Monte Carlo radiotherapy calculations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 367 (1897) , pp. 2607-2617. 10.1098/rsta.2009.0028

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Abstract

We report on the RTGrid project, which investigates approaches for using high-performance computing infrastructures, such as the grid, in order to reduce the turnaround time of Monte Carlo (MC) simulation-based radiotherapy treatment planning. The main aim of this project is to render accurate dose calculations using MC simulations clinically feasible. To this end, we have successfully implemented and deployed the RTGrid distributed simulation framework for MC dose calculations. In this paper, we present the main experimental findings.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Computer Science & Informatics
Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: radiotherapy; Monte Carlo; simulation; high-performance computing; National Grid Service; Condor
Publisher: The Royal Society
ISSN: 1364-503X
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2019 22:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/7378

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