Beam commissioning and measurements validating the beam model in a new TPS that converts helical tomotherapy plans to step-and-shoot IMRT plans.

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A new type of treatment planning system called SHAREPLAN has been studied, which enables the transfer of treatment plans generated for helical tomotherapy delivery to plans that can be delivered on C-arm linacs. The purpose is to ensure continuous patient treatment during periods of unscheduled downtime for the TomoTherapy unit, particularly in clinics without a backup unit. The purpose of this work was to verify that the plans generated in this novel planning system are deliverable and accurate. The work consists primarily of beam commissioning, verification of the beam model, and measurements verifying that generated plans are deliverable with sufficient accuracy.

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  • Biophysics

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  • Computer-Assisted: methods, Radiotherapy Planning, Intensity-Modulated: methods, Radiotherapy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-46
JournalMedical Physics
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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