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Dynalogs Based Evaluation of Different Dose Rate IMRT Using DVH and Gamma Index

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S Ahmed

S Ahmed1*, S Ahmed2 , F Ahmed3 , A Hussain4 , (1) Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Sindh (2) Pakistan Inst of Eng Applied Sciences, Islamabad


SU-F-T-266 (Sunday, July 31, 2016) 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Room: Exhibit Hall

This work investigates the impact of low and high dose rate on IMRT through Dynalogs by evaluating Gamma Index and Dose Volume Histogram.


The Eclipse™ treatment planning software was used to generate plans on prostate and head and neck sites. A range of dose rates 300 MU/min and 600 MU/min were applied to each plan in order to investigate their effect on the beam ON time, efficiency and accuracy. Each plan had distinct monitor units per fraction, delivery time, mean dose rate and leaf speed. The DVH data was used in the assessment of the conformity and plan quality.The treatments were delivered on Varian™ Clinac 2100C accelerator equipped with 120 leaf millennium MLC. Dynalogs of each plan were analyzed by MATLAB™ program. Fluence measurements were performed using the Sun Nuclear™ 2D diode array and results were assessed, based on Gamma analysis of dose
fluence maps, beam delivery statistics and Dynalogs data.


Minor differences found by adjusted R-squared analysis of DVH`s for all the plans with different dose rates. It has been also found that more and larger fields have greater time reduction at high dose rate and there was a sharp decrease in number of control points observed in dynalog files by switching dose rate from 300 MU/min to 600 MU/min. Gamma Analysis of all plans passes the confidence limit of ≥95% with greater number of passing points in 300 MU/min dose rate plans.


The dynalog files are compatible tool for software based IMRT QA. It can work perfectly parallel to measurement based QA setup and stand-by procedure for pre and post delivery of treatment plan.

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