Definition The controlled representation of dynamic phenomena, which is used when real world data are either unavailable or performing the actual process is undesirable. Simulations are based on observing other system functions, or by assessing a hypothetical system created from existing data.
Reference Chandler, Plano, 1982
Definition A virtual emulation of a biological system with predictive value for research.
Definition The process of defining relevant normal and abnormal (malignant) anatomy, and acquiring the images and data necessary to develop a radiation treatment plan.
Simulation always precedes treatment and may be repeated multiple times during the course of treatment depending on the type of cancer, the radiation therapy technique used and the patient’s response to treatment–i.e., as a tumour shrinks, new simulations are required to focus therapeutic beams on a specific tumour volume.
Medicare Provider News, 053, 2/99, p43
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