The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) TG-119 protocol has been applied for dose verification in IMRT technique. However, some criteria in the protocol need to be verified for inhomogeneous medium and small volume targets. Hence, the purpose of this study was to verify the assessment criteria of dose verification in AAPM TG-119 for inhomogeneous medium and small volume targets. The work has been conducted by dose verification for homogeneous (phantom A) and inhomogeneous phantoms (phantom B and C) on two geometrical targets: C-shape and circular targets. The targets were simulated using 7 static dMLC IMRT fields at two different depths of 5 g/cm2 and 10 g/cm2. The dose optimisation and calculation were done by using Pinnacle3 for 6 MV photons beam. The planning objectives were set according to AAPM TG-119 parameters. The plan analysis was conducted by Conformity Index and Homogeneity Index. The point dose measurements were conducted with Exradin A16, Semiflex 0.125cc, and Gafchromic EBT3. The plan results show that CI for C-shape target is in the range of 0.710-0.999 at 10 g/cm2 depth and 0.691-1.613 at 5 g/cm2. In addition, HI for C-shape and circular were in the range of 6.3%-58.7% and 5.4%-87.1% for 10 g/cm2 depth. The measurement results show that the dose measurement at inhomogeneous medium and small volume targets are much lower than the criteria in AAPM TG-119. In conclusion, the criteria in the AAPM TG-119 cannot be fully implemented for inhomogeneous medium and small volume targets.
|Journal of Physics: Conference Series
|Published - 31 May 2017
|10th International Seminar on Medical Physics, ISMP 2016 and 1st AMDI International Oncology Symposium, IOS 2016 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 2016 → 28 Aug 2016