Purpose: The main purpose of this work is the inter-comparison between different devices devoted to the transversal dose profile recostruction for daily QA tests in proton therapy. Methods: The results obtained with the EBT3 radiochromic films, used as a reference, and other common quality control devices, have been compared with those obtained with a beam profiling system developed at the “Laboratori Nazionali del Sud” of Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN-LNS, Catania, Italy). It consists of a plastic scintillator screen (thickness 1 mm), mounted perpendicularly to the beam axis and coupled with a highly sensitive CCD detector in a light-tight box. Results and conclusion: The tests, carried out both at the INFN-LNS and Trento Proton Therapy Center facilities, show, in general, a good agreement between the different detectors. The beam profiling system, in particular, appears to be a promising quality control device for 2-D relative dosimetry, because of its linear response in a dose rate range useful for proton therapy treatments, its high spatial resolution and its short acquisition and processing time.

Transversal dose profile reconstruction for clinical proton beams: A detectors inter-comparison / Catalano, R.; Petringa, G.; Cuttone, G.; Bonanno, V. P.; Chiappara, D.; Musumeci, M. S.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Stella, G.; Scifoni, E.; Tommasino, F.; Cirrone, G. A. P.. - In: PHYSICA MEDICA. - ISSN 1120-1797. - 70:(2020), pp. 133-138. [10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.01.006]

Transversal dose profile reconstruction for clinical proton beams: A detectors inter-comparison

Scifoni E.;Tommasino F.;
2020

Abstract

Purpose: The main purpose of this work is the inter-comparison between different devices devoted to the transversal dose profile recostruction for daily QA tests in proton therapy. Methods: The results obtained with the EBT3 radiochromic films, used as a reference, and other common quality control devices, have been compared with those obtained with a beam profiling system developed at the “Laboratori Nazionali del Sud” of Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN-LNS, Catania, Italy). It consists of a plastic scintillator screen (thickness 1 mm), mounted perpendicularly to the beam axis and coupled with a highly sensitive CCD detector in a light-tight box. Results and conclusion: The tests, carried out both at the INFN-LNS and Trento Proton Therapy Center facilities, show, in general, a good agreement between the different detectors. The beam profiling system, in particular, appears to be a promising quality control device for 2-D relative dosimetry, because of its linear response in a dose rate range useful for proton therapy treatments, its high spatial resolution and its short acquisition and processing time.
Catalano, R.; Petringa, G.; Cuttone, G.; Bonanno, V. P.; Chiappara, D.; Musumeci, M. S.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Stella, G.; Scifoni, E.; Tommasino, F.; Cirrone, G. A. P.
Transversal dose profile reconstruction for clinical proton beams: A detectors inter-comparison / Catalano, R.; Petringa, G.; Cuttone, G.; Bonanno, V. P.; Chiappara, D.; Musumeci, M. S.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Stella, G.; Scifoni, E.; Tommasino, F.; Cirrone, G. A. P.. - In: PHYSICA MEDICA. - ISSN 1120-1797. - 70:(2020), pp. 133-138. [10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.01.006]
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