Verification of single beam treatment planning using a ferrous dosimeter gel and MRI (FeMRI)

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A method for analysing and comparing treatment planning system (TPS) data and ferrous dosimeter gel measurements evaluated with MRI (FeMRI) was developed, including image processing to final absorbed dose images. Measurements were analysed according to this method and FeMRI data were thereby compared with the TPS-calculated dose distribution. For photons, differences between FeMRI- and TPS dose data were mainly within +/- 2%. Minor shortcomings found in both the FeMRI system and the TPS are explained and discussed. For electron beams, there was an overall good agreement. It was found that the TPS underestimates the lateral scattering dose outside the primary beam, but the reported dose difference corresponds to a small spatial deviation (less than 2 mm). It is important to consider this single beam data comparison when the method is extended to more complicated situations, for example when using several beams.


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Externa organisationer
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Radiologi och bildbehandling


Sidor (från-till)561-6
Antal sidor6
TidskriftActa Oncologica
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 1998
Peer review utfördJa