Real-time verification of multileaf collimator-driven radiotherapy using a novel optical attenuation-based fluence monitor.

@article{Goulet2011RealtimeVO,
  title={Real-time verification of multileaf collimator-driven radiotherapy using a novel optical attenuation-based fluence monitor.},
  author={Mathieu Goulet and Luc Gingras and Luc Beaulieu},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1459-67}
}
PURPOSE Multileaf collimator (MLC)-driven conformal radiotherapy modalities [e.g., such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), intensity-modulated arc therapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy] are more subject to delivery errors and dose calculation inaccuracies than standard modalities. Fluence monitoring during treatment delivery could reduce such errors by allowing an independent interface to quantify and assess measured difference between the delivered and planned treatment… CONTINUE READING