Dose Distribution Calculation

A substantial part of SPARTA’s software platform is the calculation of the dose distribution in the body of the patient according to a treatment plan. Here Precisis AG develops and incorporates several procedures. These can be used by the entire software system via dedicated interfaces. One of two options embedded in the software core is the very fast pencil beam method used by several partners of the project. In addition to that, the embedded module provides a more time-consuming, yet far more precise option using a superposition-type method for the prediction of the dose to the patient.

Images below illustrate a Planning CT (left) and the calculated dose distributions using the pencil beam (center) resp. the superposition method.