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Journal of Radiotherapy
Volume 2015, Article ID 682463, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/682463
Clinical Study

Monte Carlo-Based Dose Calculation in Postprostatectomy Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy: A Pilot Study

1North Coast Cancer Institute, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450, Australia
2North Coast Cancer Institute, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia

Received 14 April 2015; Revised 11 August 2015; Accepted 9 September 2015

Academic Editor: Tibor Major

Copyright © 2015 Ashley Rankine 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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