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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-147

Commissioning and quality assurance of Calypso four-dimensional target localization system in linear accelerator facility

Department of Radiation Oncology, American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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K R Muralidhar
Department of Radiation Oncology, American Oncology Institute, Nallagandla, Lingampally, Hyderabad - 500 019, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-6203.116376

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Four dimensional (4D) target localization system (Calypso System) was installed at our hospital, which is equipped with Beacon Transponders, Console, Electromagnetic Array, Optical System, Tracking Station, Treatment table overlay, and Calypso kVue Couch top. The objective of this presentation is to describe the results of commissioning measurements carried out on the Calypso System to verify the manufacturer specifications and also to evolve a quality assurance (QA) procedure which can be used to test its performance routinely. The QA program consists of a series of tests (QA for checking the calibration or system accuracy, Camera Calibration with L-frame fixture, Camera Calibration with T-frame fixture, System calibration Fixture targets test, Localization, and Tracking). These tests were found to be useful to assess the performance of the Calypso System.

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