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Author Lee, M. ♦ Hu, E. ♦ Yi, B.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY ♦ RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ DOSE RATES ♦ DOSIMETRY ♦ EQUIPMENT ♦ GEOMETRY ♦ MONTE CARLO METHOD ♦ PATIENTS ♦ QUALITY ASSURANCE ♦ RADIOTHERAPY ♦ SPATIAL DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS ♦ VERIFICATION
Abstract Purpose: Raven QA (JPLC, MD) is a unified and comprehensive quality assurance system for QA of TG-142, which use a phosphor screen, a mirror system and a camera. It is to test if this device can be used for IMRT QA dosimetry. Methods: A lung IMRT case is used deliver dose to Raven QA. Accuracy of dose distribution of 5cm slab phantom using Eclipse planning system (Varian) has been confirmed both from a Monte Carlo Simulation and from a MapCheck (SunNuclear) measurement. Geometric distortion and variation of spatial dose response are corrected after background subtraction. A pin-hole grid plate is designed and used to determine the light scatter in the Raven QA box and the spatial dose response. Optic scatter model was not applied in this preliminary study. Dose is normalized to the response of the 10×10 field and the TMR of 5cm depth was considered. Results: Time to setup the device for IMRT QA takes less than 5 minutes as other commercially available devices. It shows excellent dose linearity and dose rate independent, less than 1 %. Background signal, however, changes for different field sizes. It is believed to be due to inaccurate correction of optic scatter. Absolute gamma (5%, 5mm) passing rate was higher than 95%. Conclusion: This study proves that the Raven QA can be used for a patient specific IMRT verification. Part of this study is supported by the Maryland Industrial Partnership Grant.
ISSN 00942405
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-06-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Medical Physics
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 6


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