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Physical characteristics of photon beam from a CLINAC-DBX single energy accelerator


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Commissioning beam data are treated as a reference and ultimately used by treatment planning systems, therefore, it is vitally important that the collected data are of the highest quality, in order to avoid dosimetric and patient treatment errors that may subsequently lead to a poor radiation outcome. High-energy photon and electron beams from different accelerators of the same nominal energy may have different dosimetric characteristics due to differences in target and flattening filter materials, accelerator guide and collimator designs. In the present study, clinically pertinent data for the available photon energy were investigated. For making measurements in water, first time in India, a three dimensional radiation field analyzer RFA (CRS- Scan -O-Plan) was used. For absolute dosimetry and other measurements like relative output factors, wedge factors etc., a DOSE1 electrometer (Scanditronix Wellhofer) in a white polystyrene was employed. All the measured data were utilized as an input to the ECLIPSE treatment planning system for further clinical use.









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  • Department of Radiotherapy & Oncology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Inst. of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India
  • Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
  • Department of Physics, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India


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