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Evaluation of Dose Calculation Based On Cone-Beam CT

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T Abe

T Abe1*, K Tateoka1,2 , k fujimoto2 , t nakazawa1 , y saitou1 , a nakata1 , m yano1 , K Sakata1,3 , (1) Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, (2) Radiation Therapy Research Institute, Social Medical Corporation Teishinkai, Sapporo, Hokkaido, (3) Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Hokkaido


SU-E-T-161 Sunday 3:00PM - 6:00PM Room: Exhibit Hall

The purpose of this study is to convert pixel values in cone-beam CT (CBCT) using histograms of pixel values in the simulation CT (sim-CT) and the CBCT images and to evaluate the accuracy of dose calculation based on the CBCT.

The sim-CT and CBCT images immediately before the treatment of 10 prostate cancer patients were acquired. Because of insufficient calibration of the pixel values in the CBCT, it is difficult to be directly used for dose calculation. The pixel values in the CBCT images were converted using an in-house program. A 7 fields treatment plans (original plan) created on the sim-CT images were applied to the CBCT images and the dose distributions were re-calculated with same monitor units (MUs). These prescription doses were compared with those of original plans.

In the results of the pixel values conversion in the CBCT images,the mean differences of pixel values for the prostate,subcutaneous adipose, muscle and right₋femur were -10.78±34.60, 11.78±41.06, 29.49±36.99 and 0.14±31.15 respectively. In the results of the calculated doses, the mean differences of prescription doses for 7 fields were 4.13±0.95%, 0.34±0.86%, -0.05±0.55%, 1.35±0.98%, 1.77±0.56%, 0.89±0.69% and 1.69±0.71% respectively and as a whole, the difference of prescription dose was 1.54±0.4%.

The dose calculation on the CBCT images achieve an accuracy of <2% by using this pixel values conversion program. This may enable implementation of efficient adaptive radiotherapy.

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