Examination of beam profile measurement using an imaging plate by the light exposure fading method for quality assurance of external radiation therapy.

Toshioh Fujibuchi, Nobusada Funabashi, Masatoshi Hashimoto, Yukinao Abe, Takashi Iimori, Fumiyasu Matsubayashi, Kohichi Sawada, Masayuki Kurokawa, Tomonori Isobe, Takashi Kikawa, Issei Komuro

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Abstract

High-resolution film dosimetry has been used for several decades to check and to measure two-dimensional dose distributions. However, in recent years, the automatic processor has been replaced by the spread of computed radiography, or has been little used hospitals. In this study, we measured the off-center ratio (OCR) of the open field, after an irradiating radiation beam was delivered to the imaging plate (IP) under conditions in which the IP was exposed to a fixed amount of light with fading, and compared these data with the OCR measured by an ionization-chamber dosimeter, which is the standard method used for measuring radiation dose. Profile measurement using IP could be achieved by performing light fading, even at a range of more than 100 MU. Further, by using a metallic filter, we succeeded in demonstrating that the profile measurement of IP in an open irradiation field could approximate the values of those obtained by an ionization chamber dosimeter. This method can serve as a simple, easy-to-use method for evaluating the QA of dose distribution in radiation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1697-1706
Number of pages10
JournalNippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume62
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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