Surface buildup dose dependence on photon field delivery technique for IMRT

@inproceedings{Yokoyama2004SurfaceBD,
  title={Surface buildup dose dependence on photon field delivery technique for IMRT},
  author={Shigeru Yokoyama and Peter L. Roberson and Dale William Litzenberg and Jean M. Moran and Benedick A. Fraass},
  booktitle={Journal of applied clinical medical physics},
  year={2004}
}
The more complex delivery techniques required for implementation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) based on inverse planning optimization have changed the relationship between dose at depth and dose at buildup regions near the surface. Surface buildup dose is dependent on electron contamination primarily from the unblocked view of the flattening filter and secondarily from air and collimation systems. To evaluate the impact of beam segmentation on buildup dose, measurements were… CONTINUE READING

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