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Title: Poster — Thur Eve — 39: Feasibility of Commissioning HybridArc with the Delta 4 two plane diode phantom: comparisons with Gafchromic Film

HybridArc is a relatively novel radiation therapy technique which combines optimized dynamic conformai arcs (DCA) and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). HybridArc has possible dosimetry and efficiency advantages over stand alone DCA and IMRT treatments and can be readily implemented on any linac capable of DCA and IMRT, giving strong motivation to commission the modality. The Delta4 phantom (Scandidos, Uppsala, Sweden) has been used for IMRT and VMAT clinical dosimetric verification making it a candidate for HybridArc commissioning. However the HybridArc modality makes use of several non co-planar arcs which creates setup issues due to the geometry of the Delta4, resulting in possible phantom gantry collisions for plans with non-zero couch angles. An analysis was done determining the feasibility of using the Delta4 fixed at 0° couch angle compared with results obtained using Gafchromic ETB2 film (Ashland, Covington Kentucky) in an anthropomorphic phantom at the planned couch angles. A gamma index analysis of the measured and planned dose distributions was done using Delta4 and DoseLab Pro (Mobius Medical Systems, Houston Texas) software. For both arc and IMRT sub-fields there is reasonable correlation between the gamma index found from the Delta4 and Gafchromic film. All results show the feasibility of usingmore » the Delta4 for HybridArc commissioning.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. University of Calgary, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary AB (Canada)
  2. (Canada)
  3. University of Calgary, Department of Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary AB (Canada)
  4. Université Paul Sabotier Toulouse (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22407661
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; COMMISSIONING; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DOSIMETRY; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PHANTOMS; RADIATION DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; RADIOTHERAPY