Commissioning of a dedicated commercial Co‐60 total body irradiation unit

  title={Commissioning of a dedicated commercial Co‐60 total body irradiation unit},
  author={Jay Burmeister and Adrian Nalichowski and Michael G. Snyder and Robert Halford and Geoff Baran and Brian Loughery and Ahmad Hammoud and Joe Rakowski and Todd Bossenberger},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
We describe the commissioning of the first dedicated commercial total body irradiation (TBI) unit in clinical operation. The Best Theratronics GammaBeam 500 is a Co-60 teletherapy unit with extended field size and imaging capabilities. Radiation safety, mechanical and imaging systems, and radiation output are characterized. Beam data collection, calibration, and external dosimetric validation are described. All radiation safety and mechanical tests satisfied relevant requirements and measured… CONTINUE READING
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