Optimization of skin dose using in-vivo MOSFET dose measurements in bolus/non-bolus fraction ratio: A VMAT and a 3DCRT study

Anabela G. Dias, Diana F. S. Pinto, Maria F. Borges, Maria H. Pereira, João A. M. Santos, Luís T. Cunha, Joana Lencart
2019 Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics  
In-phantom and in-vivo three dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) skin doses, measured with and without bolus in a female anthropomorphic phantom RANDO and in patients, were compared against treatment planning system calculated values. A thorough characterization of the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor measurement system was performed prior to the measurements in phantoms and patients. Patients with clinical indication for
more » ... cal indication for postoperative external radiotherapy were selected. Skin dose showed higher values with 3DCRT technique compared with VMAT. The increase in skin dose due to the use of bolus was quantified. It was observed that, in the case of VMAT, the bolus effect on the skin dose was considerable when compared with 3DCRT. From the point of view of treatment time, bolus cost, and positioning reproducibility, the use of bolus in these situations can be optimized. P A C S 87.53.Dq, 87.55.D-K E Y W O R D S bolus, breast carcinoma, in-vivo dosimetry, MOSFETs, skin dose
doi:10.1002/acm2.12525 fatcat:ioa4cfojibbsxgdfpnxegxfrvu