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An amorphous silicon (a-Si) electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was implemented to perform transit in vivo dosimetry for dynamic conformal arc therapy (DCAT). A set of images was acquired for each arc irradiation using the EPID cine acquisition mode, that supplies a frame acquisition rate of one image every 1.66 s, with a monitor unit rate equal to 100(More)
PURPOSE To correlate site and diameter of brain metastases with hippocampal sparing in patients treated by RapidArc (RA) technique on whole brain with simultaneously integrated boost (SIB). METHODS AND MATERIALS An RA plan was calculated for brain metastases of 1-2-3 cm of diameter. The whole brain dose was 32.25 Gy (15 fractions), and SIB doses to brain(More)
The transit in vivo dosimetry performed by an electronic portal imaging device (EPID) is a very practical method to check error sources in radiotherapy. Recently, the present authors have developed an in vivo dosimetry method based on correlation functions, F (w, L), defined as the ratio between the transit signal, S(t) (w, L), by the EPID and the mid-plane(More)
This work reports a method based on correlation functions to convert EPID transit signals into in vivo dose values at the isocenter point, D iso, of dynamic IMRT beams supplied by Varian linac. Dose reconstruction for intensity-modulated beams required significant corrections of EPID response, due to the X-ray component transmitted through multileaf(More)
In stereotactic irradiation by external beams there are many problems involved with dosimetry of small fields, three-dimensional representation of dose distribution, radiobiological involvement of tissue response to total dose and fractionation. Dosimetric problems arise by critical dimension of dosimetric chambers and by difficulties of films calibration.(More)
A practical and accurate generalized in vivo dosimetry procedure has been implemented for Siemens linacs supplying 6, 10, and 15 MV photon beams, equipped with aSi electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs). The in vivo dosimetry method makes use of correlation ratios between EPID transit signal, s (t) (0) (TPR,w,L), and phantom mid-plane dose, D(More)
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