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A novel method for the determination of field output factors and output correction factors for small static fields for six diodes and a microdiamond detector in megavoltage photon beams


Casar, Božidar; Gershkevitsh, Eduard; Mendez, Ignasi; Jurković, Slaven; Huq, M. Saiful
A novel method for the determination of field output factors and output correction factors for small static fields for six diodes and a microdiamond detector in megavoltage photon beams // Medical physics, 46 (2018), 2; 944-963 doi:10.1002/mp.13318 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
A novel method for the determination of field output factors and output correction factors for small static fields for six diodes and a microdiamond detector in megavoltage photon beams
(A novel method for the determination of field output factors and output correction factors for small static fields for six diodes and a microdiamond)

Autori
Casar, Božidar ; Gershkevitsh, Eduard ; Mendez, Ignasi ; Jurković, Slaven ; Huq, M. Saiful

Izvornik
Medical physics (0094-2405) 46 (2018), 2; 944-963

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
W1 scintillator, EBT3 films, diodes, microDiamond, small fields

Sažetak
Purpose: The goal of this work is to provide a large and consistent set of data for detector- specific output correction factors, k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref , for small static fields for seven solid-state detectors and to determine field output factors, Xfclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref , using EBT3 radiochromic films and W1 plastic scintillator as reference detectors on two different linear accelerators and four megavoltage photon beams. Consistent measurement conditions and recommendations given in the International Code of Practice TRS-483 for small-field dosimetry were followed throughout the study. Methods: Xfclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref were determined on two linacs, Elekta Versa HD and Varian TrueBeam, for 6 and 10 MV beams with and without flattening filter and for nine fields ranging from 0.5 9 0.5 cm2 to 10 9 10 cm2. Signal readings obtained with EBT3 radiochromic films and W1 plastic scintillator were fitted by an analytical function. Volume averaging correction factors, determined from twodimensional (2D) dose matrices obtained with EBT3 films and fitted to bivariate Gaussian function, were used to correct measured signals. k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref were determined empirically for six diodes, IBA SFD, IBA Razor, PTW 60008 P, PTW 60012 E, PTW 60018 SRS, and SN EDGE, and a PTW 60019 microDiamond detector. Results: Field output factors and detector- specific k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref are presented in the form of analytical functions as well as in the form of discrete values. It is found that in general, for a given linac, smallfield output factors need to be determined for every combination of beam energy and filtration (WFF or FFF) and field size as the differences between them can be statistically significant (P < 0.05). For different beam energies, the present data for k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref are found to differ significantly (P < 0.05) from the corresponding data published in TRS-483 mostly for the smallest fields (<1.5 cm). For the PTW microDiamond detector, statistically significant differences (P < 0.05) between k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref values were found for all investigated beams on an Elekta Versa HD linac for field sizes 0.5 9 0.5 cm2 and 0.8 9 0.8 cm2. Significant differences in k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref between beams of a given energy but with and without flattening filters are found for measurements made in small fields (<1.5 cm) at a given linac. Differences in k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref are also found when measurements are made at different linacs using the same beam energy filtration combination ; for the PTW microDiamond detector, these differences were found to be around 6% and were considered as significant. Conclusions: Selection of two reference detectors, EBT3 films and W1 plastic scintillator, and use of an analytical function, is a novel approach for the determination of Xfclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref for small static fields in megavoltage photon beams. Large set of k fclin ; fref Qclin ; Qref data for seven solid-state detectors and four beam energies determined on two linacs by a single group of researchers can be considered a valuable supplement to the literature and the TRS-483 dataset.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka,
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Slaven Jurković, (254636)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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