Development of independent mu/treatment time verification algorithm for non-imrt treatment planning: a clinical experience
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CitationTatli, H., Yucel, D., Yilmaz, S., & Fayda, M. (2018, February). Development of independent MU/treatment time verification algorithm for non-IMRT treatment planning: A clinical experience. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1935, No. 1, p. 090001). AIP Publishing LLC.
The aim of this study is to develop an algorithm for independent MU/treatment time (TT) verification for non-IMRT treatment plans, as a part of QA program to ensure treatment delivery accuracy. Two radiotherapy delivery units and their treatment planning systems (TPS) were commissioned in Liv Hospital Radiation Medicine Center, Tbilisi, Georgia. Beam data were collected according to vendors' collection guidelines, and AAPM reports recommendations, and processed by Microsoft Excel during in-house algorithm development. The algorithm is designed and optimized for calculating SSD and SAD treatment plans, based on AAPM TG114 dose calculation recommendations, coded and embedded in MS Excel spreadsheet, as a preliminary verification algorithm (VA). Treatment verification plans were created by TPSs based on IAEA TRS 430 recommendations, also calculated by VA, and point measurements were collected by solid water phantom, and compared. Study showed that, in-house VA can be used for non-IMRT plans MU/TT verifications.