You are here

Evaluation of surface dose outside the treatment area for breast cancer irradiation modalities using thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs)

Download pdf | Full Screen View

Date Issued:
2013
Summary:
The purpose of this research is to compare the surface dose outside the treatment area for different breast cancer irradiation modalities using Thermoluminescence Dosimeters (TLDs). Five different modalities are included in this study: Accuboost, Photon boost, Electron boost, Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI), and Mammosite Multi-lumen (ML).Six points of interest (POI) on the breast cancer patients had been selected for the TLDs placement. Data from 25 breast cancer patients at Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital were included in the study. The measured percentage ranges of the averaged doses at the six POIs for the different modalities are: Sternum 0.26% - 3.26%, Shoulder 0.33% - 2.79%, Eye 0.26% - 1.32%, Thyroid 0.20% - 2.75%, CLB 0.2% - 5.46%, Lower Abdomen 0.16% - 2.25%.
Title: Evaluation of surface dose outside the treatment area for breast cancer irradiation modalities using thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs).
77 views
16 downloads
Name(s): Khanal, Suraj P.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: xiii, 63 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this research is to compare the surface dose outside the treatment area for different breast cancer irradiation modalities using Thermoluminescence Dosimeters (TLDs). Five different modalities are included in this study: Accuboost, Photon boost, Electron boost, Strut-Adjusted Volume Implant (SAVI), and Mammosite Multi-lumen (ML).Six points of interest (POI) on the breast cancer patients had been selected for the TLDs placement. Data from 25 breast cancer patients at Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital were included in the study. The measured percentage ranges of the averaged doses at the six POIs for the different modalities are: Sternum 0.26% - 3.26%, Shoulder 0.33% - 2.79%, Eye 0.26% - 1.32%, Thyroid 0.20% - 2.75%, CLB 0.2% - 5.46%, Lower Abdomen 0.16% - 2.25%.
Identifier: 860991003 (oclc), 3362479 (digitool), FADT3362479 (IID), fau:4192 (fedora)
Note(s): Suraj Prasad Khanal.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Thermoluminescence -- Therapeutic use
Radiation dosimetry
Breast -- Cancer -- Treatmernt
Radiation -- Measurement -- Methodology
Held by: FBoU FAUER
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/3362479
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU