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Assessment of a 2D electronic portal imaging devices-based dosimetry algorithm for pretreatment and in-vivo midplane dose verification

(2016) Assessment of a 2D electronic portal imaging devices-based dosimetry algorithm for pretreatment and in-vivo midplane dose verification. Advanced biomedical research. p. 171. ISSN 2277-9175 (Print) 2277-9175 (Linking)

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The use of electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs) is a method for the dosimetric verification of radiotherapy plans, both pretreatment and in vivo. The aim of this study is to test a 2D EPID-based dosimetry algorithm for dose verification of some plans inside a homogenous and anthropomorphic phantom and in vivo as well. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dose distributions were reconstructed from EPID images using a 2D EPID dosimetry algorithm inside a homogenous slab phantom for a simple 10 x 10 cm(2) box technique, 3D conformal (prostate, head-and-neck, and lung), and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) prostate plans inside an anthropomorphic (Alderson) phantom and in the patients (one fraction in vivo) for 3D conformal plans (prostate, head-and-neck and lung). RESULTS: The planned and EPID dose difference at the isocenter, on an average, was 1.7 for pretreatment verification and less than 3 for all in vivo plans, except for head-and-neck, which was 3.6. The mean gamma values for a seven-field prostate IMRT plan delivered to the Alderson phantom varied from 0.28 to 0.65. For 3D conformal plans applied for the Alderson phantom, all gamma1 values were within the tolerance level for all plans and in both anteroposterior and posteroanterior (AP-PA) beams. CONCLUSION: The 2D EPID-based dosimetry algorithm provides an accurate method to verify the dose of a simple 10 x 10 cm(2) field, in two dimensions, inside a homogenous slab phantom and an IMRT prostate plan, as well as in 3D conformal plans (prostate, head-and-neck, and lung plans) applied using an anthropomorphic phantom and in vivo. However, further investigation to improve the 2D EPID dosimetry algorithm for a head-and-neck case, is necessary.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Algorithm electronic portal imaging devices dosimetry in vivo dosimetry midplane pretreatment verification
Page Range: p. 171
Journal or Publication Title: Advanced biomedical research
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 5
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4103/2277-9175.194799
ISSN: 2277-9175 (Print) 2277-9175 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.rums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5021

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