Purpose Aim of this work is the assessment of build-up and superficial doses of different clinical Head&Neck plans delivered with Helical TomoTherapy (HT) (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA). Depth dose profiles and superficial dose points were measured in order to evaluate the Treatment Planning System (TPS) capability of an accurate dose modeling in regions of disequilibrium. Geometries and scattering conditions were investigated, similar to the ones generally encountered in clinical treatments. Methods Measurements were performed with two dosimeters: Gafchromic® EBT3 films (Ashland Inc., Wayne, NJ) and a synthetic single crystal diamond detector (PTW-Frieburg microDiamond, MD). A modified version of the Alderson RANDO phantom was employed to house the detectors. A comparison with TPS data was carried out in terms of dose difference (DD) and distance-to-agreement (DTA). Results DD between calculated data and MD measurements are within 4% even in points with high spatial dose variation. For depth profiles, EBT3 data show a DDmax of 3.3% and DTAmax of 2.2 mm, in low and high gradient regions, respectively, and compare well with MD data. EBT3 superficial points always results in measured doses lower than TPS evaluated ones, with a maximum DTA value of 1.5 mm. Conclusions Doses measured with the two devices are in good agreement and compare well with calculated data. The deviations found in the present work are within the reference tolerance level, suggesting that the HT TPS is capable of a precise dose estimation both in superficial regions and in correspondence with interfaces between air and PMMA.
Zani, M., Talamonti, C., Bucciolini, M., Marinelli, M., Verona-Rinati, G., Bonomo, P., et al. (2016). In phantom assessment of superficial doses under TomoTherapy irradiation. PHYSICA MEDICA, 32(10), 1263-1270.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Zani, M., Talamonti, C., Bucciolini, M., Marinelli, M., Verona-Rinati, G., Bonomo, P., et al. (2016). In phantom assessment of superficial doses under TomoTherapy irradiation. PHYSICA MEDICA, 32(10), 1263-1270.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmp.2016.09.017|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||In phantom assessment of superficial doses under TomoTherapy irradiation|
|Autori:||Zani, M; Talamonti, C; Bucciolini, M; Marinelli, M; Verona-Rinati, G; Bonomo, P; Paiar, F; Pallotta, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|