Karl K Bush

Summary

Affiliation: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi IEC accelerator beam coordinate transformations for clinical Monte Carlo simulation from a phase space or full BEAMnrc particle source
    Karl K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, British Columbia Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 33:351-5. 2010
  2. ncbi Azimuthal particle redistribution for the reduction of latent phase-space variance in Monte Carlo simulations
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 52:4345-60. 2007
  3. doi Monte Carlo simulation of RapidArc radiotherapy delivery
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 53:N359-70. 2008
  4. doi A technique for generating phase-space-based Monte Carlo beamlets in radiotherapy applications
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 53:N337-47. 2008
  5. ncbi Inference of the optimal pretarget electron beam parameters in a Monte Carlo virtual linac model through simulated annealing
    Karl Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, P O Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Med Phys 36:2309-19. 2009
  6. ncbi Dosimetric validation of Acuros XB with Monte Carlo methods for photon dose calculations
    K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, British Columbia Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 6V5, Canada
    Med Phys 38:2208-21. 2011
  7. doi Monte Carlo evaluation of RapidArc oropharynx treatment planning strategies for sparing of midline structures
    K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 55:4465-79. 2010

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi IEC accelerator beam coordinate transformations for clinical Monte Carlo simulation from a phase space or full BEAMnrc particle source
    Karl K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, British Columbia Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 33:351-5. 2010
    ..The transformations have been tested and verified against the Eclipse treatment planning system...
  2. ncbi Azimuthal particle redistribution for the reduction of latent phase-space variance in Monte Carlo simulations
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 52:4345-60. 2007
    ..This paper outlines the use of MCTWIST in Monte Carlo simulation and quantifies for the first time the latent variance reduction resulting from exploiting cylindrical phase-space symmetry...
  3. doi Monte Carlo simulation of RapidArc radiotherapy delivery
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 53:N359-70. 2008
    ..All plans also demonstrated better than 1% agreement of the dose at the isocenter. This demonstrates the capabilities of our new MC system to model all dosimetric features required for RapidArc dose calculations...
  4. doi A technique for generating phase-space-based Monte Carlo beamlets in radiotherapy applications
    K Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, PO Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 53:N337-47. 2008
    ..Methods for doselet normalization and conversion of dose to absolute units of Gy for use in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plan optimization are also described...
  5. ncbi Inference of the optimal pretarget electron beam parameters in a Monte Carlo virtual linac model through simulated annealing
    Karl Bush
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, P O Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3P6, Canada
    Med Phys 36:2309-19. 2009
    ..Phys. 20, 1417-1427 (1993)]. The inference of an extra focal pretarget electron component may be an indicator of a deficiency in the MC model and needs further investigation...
  6. ncbi Dosimetric validation of Acuros XB with Monte Carlo methods for photon dose calculations
    K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, British Columbia Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 6V5, Canada
    Med Phys 38:2208-21. 2011
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  7. doi Monte Carlo evaluation of RapidArc oropharynx treatment planning strategies for sparing of midline structures
    K Bush
    Department of Medical Physics, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Island Center, 2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Phys Med Biol 55:4465-79. 2010
    ..The use of MC dose calculations leads to the same general conclusion as using AAA that a two arc delivery with limited collimator opening can provide the greatest amount of midline sparing compared to the other techniques investigated...