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Title: SU-F-T-72: Experimental Determination of the Positionuncertainties for ROOS Ionization Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams

Abstract

Purpose: National and international dosimetry protocols assume a position accuracy for ionization chambers of less than 0.2mm. To follow this precept the manufacturer PTW-Freiburg introduced a positioning assistance system (TRUFIX) for their particular ion chambers. Aim of this study is an experimental investigation of the positioning uncertainties for ROOS-type ionization chambers. Methods: For all measurements a linear accelerator Elekta Synergie was used. The experiments were performed in a water-phantom. To collimate the electron beam a 10×10cm{sup 2} applicator was installed. All measured depth dose curves were normalized to their maximum. In all cases the TRUFIX system was applied for chamber positioning. For the first measurement series, to determine the positioning reproducibility of a ROOS chamber, one person placed the chamber three times in a 6 MeV electron beam. The mean value of this three measurements was the reference for further six random persons who repeated this procedure. The results were compared for different depths (R{sub 50}, z{sub ref} and R{sub p}). To investigate the impact of different individual chambers of the same type 10 different ROOS chambers were placed by the same person in a 6, 12 and 18MeV electron beam and the measured reference depths z{sub ref} were compared.more » Results: The absolute positioning reproducibility is less than 0.1mm for the same person. The positioning uncertainties are increasing up to +/−0.3mm if different persons perform the chamber’s positioning within the water phantom. The comparison of the 10 different ROOS chambers resulted in reference depths z{sub ref} with deviations in the range of +/−0.45mm for all energies. Conclusion: The position accuracy of 0.2mm can be fulfilled with the TRUFIX system. The comparison of the 10 different ROOS ionization chambers showed noticeable deviations in the determined reference depth. The impact of a positioning uncertainty of about 0.3–0.4mm on the total perturbation correction will be considered.« less

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]; ;  [1];  [3]
  1. Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences, Giessen (Germany)
  2. (Germany)
  3. University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22642320
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ACCURACY; CORRECTIONS; DEPTH DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; DOSIMETRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PERTURBATION THEORY; PHANTOMS; POSITIONING

Citation Formats

Voigts-Rhetz, P von, Zink, K, University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg, Pretzsch, T, Czarnecki, D, and Vorwerk, H. SU-F-T-72: Experimental Determination of the Positionuncertainties for ROOS Ionization Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1118/1.4956208.
Voigts-Rhetz, P von, Zink, K, University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg, Pretzsch, T, Czarnecki, D, & Vorwerk, H. SU-F-T-72: Experimental Determination of the Positionuncertainties for ROOS Ionization Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams. United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956208.
Voigts-Rhetz, P von, Zink, K, University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg, Pretzsch, T, Czarnecki, D, and Vorwerk, H. Wed . "SU-F-T-72: Experimental Determination of the Positionuncertainties for ROOS Ionization Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams". United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956208.
@article{osti_22642320,
title = {SU-F-T-72: Experimental Determination of the Positionuncertainties for ROOS Ionization Chambers in Clinical Electron Beams},
author = {Voigts-Rhetz, P von and Zink, K and University Hospital Giessen-Marburg, Marburg and Pretzsch, T and Czarnecki, D and Vorwerk, H},
abstractNote = {Purpose: National and international dosimetry protocols assume a position accuracy for ionization chambers of less than 0.2mm. To follow this precept the manufacturer PTW-Freiburg introduced a positioning assistance system (TRUFIX) for their particular ion chambers. Aim of this study is an experimental investigation of the positioning uncertainties for ROOS-type ionization chambers. Methods: For all measurements a linear accelerator Elekta Synergie was used. The experiments were performed in a water-phantom. To collimate the electron beam a 10×10cm{sup 2} applicator was installed. All measured depth dose curves were normalized to their maximum. In all cases the TRUFIX system was applied for chamber positioning. For the first measurement series, to determine the positioning reproducibility of a ROOS chamber, one person placed the chamber three times in a 6 MeV electron beam. The mean value of this three measurements was the reference for further six random persons who repeated this procedure. The results were compared for different depths (R{sub 50}, z{sub ref} and R{sub p}). To investigate the impact of different individual chambers of the same type 10 different ROOS chambers were placed by the same person in a 6, 12 and 18MeV electron beam and the measured reference depths z{sub ref} were compared. Results: The absolute positioning reproducibility is less than 0.1mm for the same person. The positioning uncertainties are increasing up to +/−0.3mm if different persons perform the chamber’s positioning within the water phantom. The comparison of the 10 different ROOS chambers resulted in reference depths z{sub ref} with deviations in the range of +/−0.45mm for all energies. Conclusion: The position accuracy of 0.2mm can be fulfilled with the TRUFIX system. The comparison of the 10 different ROOS ionization chambers showed noticeable deviations in the determined reference depth. The impact of a positioning uncertainty of about 0.3–0.4mm on the total perturbation correction will be considered.},
doi = {10.1118/1.4956208},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}