Dose perturbations by two carbon fiber treatment couches and the ability of a commercial treatment planning system to predict these effects.


PURPOSE To measure the effect of the treatment couch on dose distributions and to investigate the ability of a modern planning system to accurately model these effects. METHODS This work measured the dose perturbation at depth and in the dose buildup region when one of two treatment couches, CIVCO (formerly MED-TEC) or Medical Intelligence, was placed… (More)


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