Dose quality assurance for stereotactic radiotherapy treatments

Julian R Perks, Ivan Rosenberg, Jim Warrington

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Abstract

A simple Perspex phantom is presented for routine dosimetry checks of stereotactic radiotherapy procedures, along with a procedure for checking the planning process. The phantom is hemispherical and water filled. It can be fitted into the Brown-Robert-Wells fiducial system for CT scanning and attached to the stereotactic frame for treatment. Both arcing and fixed field plans can be carried out on the phantom. We present our results, performed on a Varian 600C linac, which were found to be within 2% of the expected dose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Radiotherapy
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Polymethyl Methacrylate
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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Dose quality assurance for stereotactic radiotherapy treatments. / Perks, Julian R; Rosenberg, Ivan; Warrington, Jim.

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