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Author Ren, Q. ♦ Cao, R. ♦ Pei, X. ♦ Wang, H. ♦ Hu, L.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ♦ ANIMAL TISSUES ♦ BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY ♦ ITERATIVE METHODS ♦ LUNGS ♦ PHANTOMS ♦ RADIATION DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS ♦ RADIATION DOSES ♦ RADIOTHERAPY
Abstract Purpose: Three-dimensional dose verification can detect errors introduced by the treatment planning system (TPS) or differences between planned and delivered dose distribution during the treatment. The aim of the study is to extend a previous in-house developed three-dimensional dose reconstructed model in homogeneous phantom to situtions in which tissue inhomogeneities are present. Methods: The method was based on the portal grey images from an electronic portal imaging device (EPID) and the relationship between beamlets and grey-scoring voxels at the position of the EPID. The relationship was expressed in the form of grey response matrix that was quantified using thickness-dependence scatter kernels determined by series of experiments. From the portal grey-value distribution information measured by the EPID the two-dimensional incident fluence distribution was reconstructed based on the grey response matrix using a fast iterative algorithm. The accuracy of this approach was verified using a four-field intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plan for the treatment of lung cancer in anthopomorphic phantom. Each field had between twenty and twenty-eight segments and was evaluated by comparing the reconstructed dose distribution with the measured dose. Results: The gamma-evaluation method was used with various evaluation criteria of dose difference and distance-to-agreement: 3%/3mm and 2%/2 mm. The dose comparison for all irradiated fields showed a pass rate of 100% with the criterion of 3%/3mm, and a pass rate of higher than 92% with the criterion of 2%/2mm. Conclusion: Our experimental results demonstrate that our method is capable of accurately reconstructing three-dimensional dose distribution in the presence of inhomogeneities. Using the method, the combined planning and treatment delivery process is verified, offing an easy-to-use tool for the verification of complex treatments.
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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