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Physical aspects of quality assurance in cobalt teletherapy units

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Abstract

ICRU Report No. 24 states that +- 5% is a reasonable degree of accuracy to strive for in the delivery of absorbed doses to target volumes in radiotherapy. To achieve this quality assurance level, a comprehensive programme comprising both physical and clinical components is needed. The purpose of this paper is to present the rationale and guidelines for implementing a recommended quality assurance programme. It will emphasize the physical aspects pertaining to acceptance and constancy tests using Cobalt-60 teletherapy units. It will also outline a suggested schedule of quality assurance testings including radiation dosimetry, geometry and electrochemical safety. (author).
Authors:
Ng, Kwan Hong [1] 
  1. Malaya Univ., Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-21-023775; EDB-90-044092
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia; (Malaysia); Journal Volume: 7:1
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; COBALT 60; RADIOTHERAPY; QUALITY ASSURANCE; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; COBALT ISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; THERAPY; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOT; 655001* - Medical Physics- Radiation Protection Standards; 655003 - Medical Physics- Dosimetry
OSTI ID:
7265277
Country of Origin:
Malaysia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0127-2810; CODEN: JSNME
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 41-48
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Ng, Kwan Hong. Physical aspects of quality assurance in cobalt teletherapy units. Malaysia: N. p., 1989. Web.
Ng, Kwan Hong. Physical aspects of quality assurance in cobalt teletherapy units. Malaysia.
Ng, Kwan Hong. 1989. "Physical aspects of quality assurance in cobalt teletherapy units." Malaysia.
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title = {Physical aspects of quality assurance in cobalt teletherapy units}
author = {Ng, Kwan Hong}
abstractNote = {ICRU Report No. 24 states that +- 5% is a reasonable degree of accuracy to strive for in the delivery of absorbed doses to target volumes in radiotherapy. To achieve this quality assurance level, a comprehensive programme comprising both physical and clinical components is needed. The purpose of this paper is to present the rationale and guidelines for implementing a recommended quality assurance programme. It will emphasize the physical aspects pertaining to acceptance and constancy tests using Cobalt-60 teletherapy units. It will also outline a suggested schedule of quality assurance testings including radiation dosimetry, geometry and electrochemical safety. (author).}
journal = {Jurnal Sains Nuklear Malaysia; (Malaysia)}
volume = {7:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Malaysia}
year = {1989}
month = {Jun}
}