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Biomed Imaging Interv J. 2012 Apr;8(2):e14. doi: 10.2349/biij.8.2.e14. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Quality assurance of TomoDirect treatment plans using I'mRT MatriXX.

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  • 1Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China SAR.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate the performance of 2D-array I'mRT MatriXX for dose verification of TomoDirect treatment plans.

METHODS:

In this study, a 2D-array ion chamber device - the I'mRT MatriXX and Multicube Phantom from IBA - was used for dose verification of different TomoDirect plans. Pre-treatment megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) was performed on the phantom setup for position correction. After the irradiation of treatment plans on the I'mRT MatriXX and Multicube Phantom, the measured doses of coronal planes were compared with those from the planning calculations for verification. The results were evaluated by comparing the absolute dose difference in the high dose region as well as the gamma analysis of the 2D-dose distributions on the coronal plane. The comparison was then repeated with the measured dose corrected for angular dependence of the MatriXX.

RESULTS:

When angular dependence is taken into account, the passing rate of gamma analysis is over 90% for all measurements using the MatriXX. If there is no angular dependence correction, the passing rate of gamma analysis worsens for treatment plans with dose contribution from the rear. The passing rate can be as low as 53.55% in extreme cases, i.e. where all doses in the treatment plan are delivered from the rear.

CONCLUSION:

It is important to correct the measured dose for angular dependence when verifying TomoDirect treatment plans using the MatriXX. If left uncorrected, a large dose discrepancy may be introduced to the verification results.

PMID:
22970070
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PMCID:
PMC3432260
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