The Commissioning and Validation of EclipseTM Treatment Planning System on a Varian VitalBeamTM Medical Linear Accelerator for Photon and Electron Beams

Samira Yazdani, Fateme Shirani Takabi, Abolfazl Nickfarjam
2021 Frontiers in biomedical technologies  
Purpose: Commissioning of a linear accelerator is a process of acquiring a set of data used for patient treatment. This article presents the beam data measurement results from the commissioning of a VitalBeamTM linac. Materials and Methods: Dosimetric properties for 6,10, and 15 MV photon beams and 6, 9, 12, and 16 MeV electron beams have been performed. Parameters, including Percentage Depth Dose (PDD), depth dose profile, symmetry, flatness, quality index, output factors, and the vital data
more » ... r Treatment Planning System (TPS) commissioning were measured. The imported data were checked by CIRS phantom accordingly to IAEA TRS-430, TECDOC. Eight different positions of CIRS phantom CT were planned and treated. Finally, the calculated dose at a determined position was compared with measuring data to TPS validation. Results: After comparing 84 points in a different plan, the 83 points were in agreement with the criteria, and just for one point in 15 MV failed. Conclusion: Commissioning of dose and field flatness and symmetry are in tolerance intervals given by Varian. This proves that the studied lines meet the specification and can be used in clinical practice with all available electron and photon energies.
doi:10.18502/fbt.v8i2.6514 fatcat:qfcu7kdgmfatrnpzxiji4vhqme