Design and implementation of a head‐and‐neck phantom for system audit and verification of intensity‐modulated radiation therapy

@inproceedings{Webster2008DesignAI,
  title={Design and implementation of a head‐and‐neck phantom for system audit and verification of intensity‐modulated radiation therapy},
  author={Gareth J. Webster and Mark J. Hardy and Carl Graham Rowbottom and Ranald I Mackay},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
  year={2008}
}
The head and neck is a challenging anatomic site for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), requiring thorough testing of planning and treatment delivery systems. Ideally, the phantoms used should be anatomically realistic, have radiologic properties identical to those of the tissues concerned, and allow for the use of a variety of devices to verify dose and dose distribution in any target or normaltissue structure. A phantom that approaches the foregoing characteristics has been… CONTINUE READING