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Fast Calculation of Three-Dimensional Dose Considering MLC Leaf Positional Errors for VMAT Plans

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Y Katsuta

Y Katsuta1, 2*, N Kadoya2 , E Shimizu1 , K Majima1 , K Jingu2 , (1) Takeda General Hospital, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima, (2) Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendal, Miyagi


SU-F-T-381 (Sunday, July 31, 2016) 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Room: Exhibit Hall

In this study, we developed a system to calculate three dimensional (3D) dose that reflects dosimetric error caused by leaf miscalibration for head and neck and prostate volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) without additional treatment planning system calculation on real time.

An original system called clarkson dose calculation based dosimetric error calculation to calculate dosimetric error caused by leaf miscalibration was developed by MATLAB (Math Works, Natick, MA). Our program, first, calculates point doses at isocenter for baseline and modified VMAT plan, which generated by inducing MLC errors that enlarged aperture size of 1.0 mm with clarkson dose calculation. Second, error incuced 3D dose was generated with transforming TPS baseline 3D dose using calculated point doses.

Mean computing time was less than 5 seconds. For seven head and neck and prostate plans, between our method and TPS calculated error incuced 3D dose, the 3D gamma passing rates (0.5%/2 mm, global) are 97.6±0.6% and 98.0±0.4%. The dose percentage change with dose volume histogram parameter of mean dose on target volume were 0.1±0.5% and 0.4±0.3%, and with generalized equivalent uniform dose on target volume were ₋0.2±0.5% and 0.2±0.3%.

The erroneous 3D dose calculated by our method is useful to check dosimetric error caused by leaf miscalibration before pre treatment patient QA dosimetry checks.

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