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Development and implementation of quality-assurance standards for external beam intensity modulated radiation therapy
Hack, Joshua

2009, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS), University of Toledo, College of Medicine.
The purpose of this project was to develop an effective and time-efficient plan checkingprocedure using a combination of ionization chambers and film. A 0.6 cc volume thimble
ionization chamber, Kodak X-Omat V (XV) film and Kodak Extended Dose Range (EDR2) film
were used. Three IMRT plans (one prostate, one head & neck and one brain) were validated.
The plans were transferred from the patient geometry to a 30 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm solid water
phantom. The ionization chamber was calibrated and used to measure dose delivered to the
phantom. The XV film was used to compare planar dose distributions and the EDR2 film was
used to compare axial dose distributions to the distributions computed by the treatment planning
system. The tests set forth in this procedure provide adequate evaluation of IMRT treatment
plans.
E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D. (Committee Chair)
John Feldmeier, D.O. (Committee Member)
Michael Dennis, Ph.D. (Committee Member)
106 p.

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