Dosimeter gel and MR imaging for verification of calculated dose distributions in clinical radiation therapy

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A dosimeter gel, based on an agarose gel infused with a ferrous sulphate solution and evaluated in a magnetic resonance scanner, was used for complete verification of calculated dose distributions. Two standard treatment procedures, treatment of cancer in the urinary bladder and treatment of breast cancer after modified radical mastectomy, were examined using pixel-by-pixel and dose volume histogram comparison. The dose distributions calculated with the dose planning system was in very good agreement with the measured ones. However, in the case of the more complicated breast cancer treatment, some discrepancies were found, mainly at the beam abutment region. This may be explained by field displacements errors and by a small limitation of the dose planning utilising small electron beams in this region. The dosimeter gel system have proven to be a useful tool for dosimetry in clinical radiation therapy applications.


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Sidor (från-till)283-90
Antal sidor8
TidskriftActa Oncologica
StatusPublished - 1997
Peer review utfördJa