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A Comparative Study of Commissioning Data of Two TrueBeam LINACs with TrueBeam Representative Beam Data


S Lim

S Lim*, G Tang, T LoSasso, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

SU-E-T-33 Sunday 3:00PM - 6:00PM Room: Exhibit Hall

Purpose: To compare the commissioning water tank data of the two TrueBeam type linacs with TrueBeam Representative Beam Data.

Methods: Three flattening filtered (FF), 6MV, 10MV, and 15MV, and two flattening filtered free (FFF), 6FFF and 10FFF, photon beams of one TrueBeam and one TrueBeam STX Linacs (Varian Medical Systems) are compared to the TrueBeam Representative Beam Data (TRBD) as provided by Varian. All measurements are scanned in Blue Phantom (IBA) with cc04 ion chamber at SSD 100cm at the highest dose rate available for each beam. The TRBD set is the average values of three TrueBeams at a single institution acquired by Iba cc13 ion chamber. To compare the beam quality, the PDD at d10 and d20 and the corresponding PDD 10/20 ratio at field sizes of 3x3, 10x10 and 30x30 cm² are compared. The flatness of 10x10 and 30x30 cm² open field profiles at depth of dmax, 10cm and 20cm are also compared. The output factors for square fields are also compared.

Results: The PDD difference at both d10 and d20 between all FF and FFF beams and TRBD are within 0.6% and 0.9% respectively. The average PDD ratio difference between all beams and TRBD is within 0.5%. The flatness of all the FF and FFF beams are within 0.4% and 1.0% of TRBD respectively. The output factor differences between the two TrueBeams and RTBD for all beams and field sizes are within 0.8%.

Conclusion: All the beam parameters of both the FF and FFF beams of the two Truebeams are within 1% of TRBD.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: Research grant from Varian Medical Systems

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