Description:Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Gamma Knife
Abstract:Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Gamma Knife allows to treat brain disorders by means of focalised gamma beams. A Monte Carlo simulation of the complex geometry of the device has been developed with the toolkit Geant4, in order to verify the dose distribution calculation by the Treatment Planning System (TPS). The porting on the GRID infrastructure of the application, has reduced noticeably the long calculation time necessary for a good statistic. Transport of the gamma beams inside the machine and the interactions with a water-phantom are simulated; moreover a complete clinical treatment is reproduced. A large number of jobs with different initial seeds are submitted by using a \ N-out-of-M\ strategy based on scheduling more subtasks than really required.
<BR><BR><B>Software requirements</B>: Geant4 toolkit libraries^