Journal of Medical Physics
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68--73

Dosimetric verification of gated delivery of electron beams using a 2D ion chamber array


SA Yoganathan, KJ Maria Das, D Gowtham Raj, Shaleen Kumar 
 Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
S A Yoganathan
Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
India

The purpose of this study was to compare the dosimetric characteristics; such as beam output, symmetry and flatness between gated and non-gated electron beams. Dosimetric verification of gated delivery was carried for all electron beams available on Varian CL 2100CD medical linear accelerator. Measurements were conducted for three dose rates (100 MU/min, 300 MU/min and 600 MU/min) and two respiratory motions (breathing period of 4s and 8s). Real-time position management (RPM) system was used for the gated deliveries. Flatness and symmetry values were measured using Imatrixx 2D ion chamber array device and the beam output was measured using plane parallel ion chamber. These detector systems were placed over QUASAR motion platform which was programmed to simulate the respiratory motion of target. The dosimetric characteristics of gated deliveries were compared with non-gated deliveries. The flatness and symmetry of all the evaluated electron energies did not differ by more than 0.7 % with respect to corresponding non-gated deliveries. The beam output variation of gated electron beam was less than 0.6 % for all electron energies except for 16 MeV (1.4 %). Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that Varian CL2100 CD is well suitable for gated delivery of non-dynamic electron beams.


How to cite this article:
Yoganathan S A, Maria Das K J, Raj D G, Kumar S. Dosimetric verification of gated delivery of electron beams using a 2D ion chamber array.J Med Phys 2015;40:68-73


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Yoganathan S A, Maria Das K J, Raj D G, Kumar S. Dosimetric verification of gated delivery of electron beams using a 2D ion chamber array. J Med Phys [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];40:68-73
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