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Development of an Arduino-based 3D printed 6DOF robotic phantom and a MATLAB-based software for Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance

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2018
Abstract/Description:
Quality Assurance (QA) for medical linear accelerators (linac) is the primary concern in external beam radiation therapy. In this research, we have developed a MATLAB-based software named Quality Assurance for Linacs (QALMA), which is unique, due to cost-effectiveness, user friendly interface, and customizability. It includes five modules to perform different QA tests: Star Shot analysis, Picket Fence test, Winston-Lutz test, MLC log file analysis, and verification of light & radiation field coincidence. We also pay attention to quality assurance of 6DOF treatment couch that plays a very important role in radiation therapy. We developed an Arduino based 3D printed 6DOF robotic phantom to check the accuracy of the treatment couch. This robotic phantom was experimentally validated under clinical standards, and customizable upon requirements of the quality assurance Task. The current features of this robotic phantom open development opportunities beyond the specific couch application, such as organs motion simulation.
Title: Development of an Arduino-based 3D printed 6DOF robotic phantom and a MATLAB-based software for Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance.
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Name(s): Rahman, Md Mushfiqur, author
Leventouri, Theodora, Thesis advisor
Shang, Charles, 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: 92 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Quality Assurance (QA) for medical linear accelerators (linac) is the primary concern in external beam radiation therapy. In this research, we have developed a MATLAB-based software named Quality Assurance for Linacs (QALMA), which is unique, due to cost-effectiveness, user friendly interface, and customizability. It includes five modules to perform different QA tests: Star Shot analysis, Picket Fence test, Winston-Lutz test, MLC log file analysis, and verification of light & radiation field coincidence. We also pay attention to quality assurance of 6DOF treatment couch that plays a very important role in radiation therapy. We developed an Arduino based 3D printed 6DOF robotic phantom to check the accuracy of the treatment couch. This robotic phantom was experimentally validated under clinical standards, and customizable upon requirements of the quality assurance Task. The current features of this robotic phantom open development opportunities beyond the specific couch application, such as organs motion simulation.
Identifier: FA00013165 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Radiation therapy
Radiotherapy--Quality control
Arduino (Computer language)
MATLAB
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