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Potential Efficacy of the Monte Carlo Dose Calculations of 6MV Flattening Filter-Free Photon Beam of M6™ Cyberknife® System

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Date Issued:
2018
Abstract/Description:
MapCheck measurements for 50 retrospective patient’s treatment plans suggested that MapCheck could be effectively employed in routine patient specific quality assurance in M6 Cyberknife with beams delivered at different treatment angles. However, these measurements also suggested that for highly intensity modulated MLC plans, field segments of width < 8 mm should further be analyzed with a modified (-4%) correction factor. Results of MC simulations of the M6 Cyberknife using the EGSnrc program for 2-5 millions of incident particles in BEAMnrc and 10-20 millions in DOSXYZnrc have shown dose uncertainties within 2% for open fields from 7.6 x 7.7 mm2 to 100 x 100 mm2. Energy and corresponding FWHM were optimized by comparing with water phantom measurements at 800 mm SAD resulting to E = 7 MeV and FWHM = 2.2 mm. Good agreement of dose profiles (within 2%) and outputs (within 3%) were found between the MC simulations and water phantom measurements for the open fields.
Title: Potential Efficacy of the Monte Carlo Dose Calculations of 6MV Flattening Filter-Free Photon Beam of M6™ Cyberknife® System.
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Name(s): Neupane, Taindra, author
Shang, Charles, Thesis advisor
Leventouri, Theodora, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 93 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: MapCheck measurements for 50 retrospective patient’s treatment plans suggested that MapCheck could be effectively employed in routine patient specific quality assurance in M6 Cyberknife with beams delivered at different treatment angles. However, these measurements also suggested that for highly intensity modulated MLC plans, field segments of width < 8 mm should further be analyzed with a modified (-4%) correction factor. Results of MC simulations of the M6 Cyberknife using the EGSnrc program for 2-5 millions of incident particles in BEAMnrc and 10-20 millions in DOSXYZnrc have shown dose uncertainties within 2% for open fields from 7.6 x 7.7 mm2 to 100 x 100 mm2. Energy and corresponding FWHM were optimized by comparing with water phantom measurements at 800 mm SAD resulting to E = 7 MeV and FWHM = 2.2 mm. Good agreement of dose profiles (within 2%) and outputs (within 3%) were found between the MC simulations and water phantom measurements for the open fields.
Identifier: FA00013147 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Radiosurgery--Quality control
Monte Carlo method
Radiation dosimetry
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