PEREGRINE: An all-particle Monte Carlo code for radiation therapy

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The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver a lethal dose to the tumor while minimizing the dose to normal tissues. To carry out this task, it is critical to calculate correctly the distribution of dose delivered. Monte Carlo transport methods have the potential to provide more accurate prediction of dose distributions than currently-used methods. PEREGRINE is a new Monte Carlo transport code developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the specific purpose of modeling the effects of radiation therapy. PEREGRINE transports neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and heavy charged-particles, including protons, deuterons, tritons, helium-3, and alpha particles. This paper describes ... continued below

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Hartmann Siantar, C.L.; Chandler, W.P.; Rathkopf, J.A.; Svatos, M.M. & White, R.M. September 1, 1994.

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The goal of radiation therapy is to deliver a lethal dose to the tumor while minimizing the dose to normal tissues. To carry out this task, it is critical to calculate correctly the distribution of dose delivered. Monte Carlo transport methods have the potential to provide more accurate prediction of dose distributions than currently-used methods. PEREGRINE is a new Monte Carlo transport code developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the specific purpose of modeling the effects of radiation therapy. PEREGRINE transports neutrons, photons, electrons, positrons, and heavy charged-particles, including protons, deuterons, tritons, helium-3, and alpha particles. This paper describes the PEREGRINE transport code and some preliminary results for clinically relevant materials and radiation sources.

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  • International conference on mathematics and computations, reactor physics, and environmental analyses, Portland, OR (United States), 30 Apr - 4 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95012457
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--118744
  • Report No.: CONF-950420--24
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/72922 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 72922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709386

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Hartmann Siantar, C.L.; Chandler, W.P.; Rathkopf, J.A.; Svatos, M.M. & White, R.M. PEREGRINE: An all-particle Monte Carlo code for radiation therapy, report, September 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709386/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.