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For the last 50 years, high-energy electron beams have been used mainly for treatment of superficial targets. Accordingly, two-dimensional (2D) measurements are required to determine the margin between the surface and protected normal tissues in high-dose-gradient regions. As recommended by the AAPM, 2D electron beam dosimetry should be conducted primarily(More)
The GAFCHROMIC EBT film model is a fairly new film product designed for absorbed dose measurements of high-energy photon beams. In vivo dosimetry for total body irradiation (TBI) remains a challenging task due to the extended source-to-surface distance (SSD), low dose rates, and the use of beam spoilers. EBT film samples were used for dose measurements on(More)
A toolkit (BEUDcal) has been developed for evaluating the effectiveness and for predicting the outcome of treatment plans by calculating the biologically effective uniform dose (BEUD) and complication-free tumor control probability. The input for the BEUDcal is the differential dose-volume histograms of organs exported from the treatment planning system. A(More)
Adaptive radiation therapy is a promising concept that allows individualised, dynamic treatment planning based on feedback of measurements. The TomoTherapy Planned Adaptive application, integrated to the helical TomoTherapy planning system, enables calculation of actual dose delivered to the patient for each treatment fraction according to the pretreatment(More)
During helical tomotherapy, gantry angle accuracy is one of the vital geometric factors that assure accurate dose delivery to the target and organs at risk adjacent to it. The purpose of this study is to investigate the dosimetric impact of gantry angle misalignment on the target volume and critical organs during helical tomotherapy treatment. Five prostate(More)
The ultimate goal of radiation therapy is to efficiently deliver radiation in order to eradicate tumors, while adequately sparing nearby normal tissues. With the emergence of advanced technologies in radiation delivery, more and more conformal radiation delivery has been achieved in order to overcome challenges such as motion management between treatment(More)
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