Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Short Communication

Dosimetric verification of calculation and measurements in radiotherapy using IMRT phantom

  Aysun Inal1,2 and Iskender Akkurt2*        
  1Antalya Medicalpark Hastanesi Radyasyon Onkolojisi bölümü, Antalya, Turkey. 2Suleyman Demirel University Science Faculty Physics Department Isparta, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 April 2010
  •  Published: 31 May 2010

Abstract

 

The main aim in radiotherapy is maximizing radiation dose into cancer cell and protecting health tissue around this cancer. Nowadays, with the development of technology the treatment of tumor becomes possible by small field size. This new technique, so called IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) requires dosimetric confirmation. One of the most important things to be controlled is planned fields and treated fields in the treatment which it’s especially, small field size and using multi field. The other important point is dose values according to calculated time in treatment planned unit and measured time in device.

 

Key words: Radiotherapy, IMRT, dosimetry.

Abbreviation

 

IMRT, Intensity modulated radiation therapy; PET, pozitron emisyon tomografi; CT, computer tomograph.