Studies of Dosimetry Protocols for Accelerated Photons and Electrons Delivered from Medical Linear Accelerator

Keywords: TRS (Technical Report Series), TG (Task Group, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung)

Abstract

We focus on the comparative study of dosimetry protocols in radiotherapy for accelerated photon and electron delivered from medical linear accelerator (LINAC). In this study, a comparison between the protocols (TRS 398, DIN 6800-2 and TG 51) for both the electron and photon delivered from Clinac 2300CD and Clinac DHX 3186 were performed. We used photon beams with energies of 6 and 15 MV and electron beams of 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 MeV for both Medical Linac. In case of Clinac the maximum deviations for the relative dose at Dmax for the photon beam (15 MV) among the protocols was observed to be 1.18% between TRS-398 and TG-51, 1.56% between TG-51 and DIN 6800-2; and 0.41% between TRS-398 and DIN 6800-2. Conversely, these deviations were 3.67% between TRS-398 and TG-51, 3.92% between TG-51 and DIN 6800-2 for 4 MeV and 0.95% between TRS-398 and DIN 6800-2 in the case of Clinac 2300 CD for the PTW Markus and Exradin A10. For the measurement of the maximum absorbed dose depth to water using three protocols, the maximum deviations were observed between TRS 398 and TG-51 as well as TG51 and DIN 6800-2.

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2021-03-01
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Meaze, A., Purohit, S., Rahman, M., Sattar, A., Kabir, S., Patwary, M., Kali, K., & Akhand, M. (2021). Studies of Dosimetry Protocols for Accelerated Photons and Electrons Delivered from Medical Linear Accelerator. East European Journal of Physics, (1), 20-26. https://doi.org/10.26565/2312-4334-2021-1-03