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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 461801, 8 pages
A Light-Field-Based Method to Adjust On-Axis Rounded Leaf End MLC Position to Predict Off-Axis MLC Penumbra Region Dosimetric Performance in a Radiation Therapy Planning System
1Department of Radiation Oncology, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan
2Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Science, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung 411, Taiwan
3Medical Physics & Informatics Laboratory, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 415 Chien Kung Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
4Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan
Received 28 June 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013
Academic Editor: Ching Chong Jack Yang
Copyright © 2013 Jia-Ming Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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