Dosimetric verification of vmat dose distribution with DELTA4 Phantom


Radiation Oncology, has changed a great deal, undergoing an innovation and technical development; there has been an evolution from conformal radiotherapy techniques (3D-CRT), through advanced modalities like intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and next volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). VMAT technique requires a dedicated QA (Quality Assurance) procedure for dosimetric verification of a planned dose distribution to check for the agreement between a dose distribution calculated by the Treatment Planning System (TPS) and the corresponding measured dose distribution. Since November 2010, in Radiation Therapy Department of “V. Fazzi” hospital in Lecce (Italy), 257 patients were treated with VMAT and the corresponding dose distribution were verified with the Delta4 diode array phantom. Parameters used in the comparison between calculated e measured dose are the dose agreement (DA), the distance to agreement (DTA) and the 􀁊-index. The phantom measurements closely match the planned dose distributions in high and low dose-gradient region.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i9788883051029p80

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