Dosimetric verification of dynamic conformal arc radiotherapy using the optimization algorithm

Dongho Shin, Tae Hyun Kim, Doo Hyun Lee, Sung Yong Park, Myonggeun Yoon, Kyung Hwan Shin, Hong Ryull Pyo, Joo Young Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Kwan Ho Cho

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The purpose of this study is to develop the optimization method for adjusting the shift of film isocenter and to suggest the quantitative criteria for film dosimetry after optimization in the dynamic conformal arc radiation therapy (DCAR). The DCAR planning was performed with 10 patients of brain metastasis. Both absolute dosimetry with ion chamber and relative film dosimetry were performed throughout the. An optimization method for obtaining the global minimum was used to adjust the error due to the shift of film isocenter, which consists of the largest part of systematic errors. The average difference of point dose between measured value using ion chamber and calculated value acquired from planning system was 0.56±0.36% and maximum reached 1.14% with absolute dosimetry. The mean of dose difference before and after optimization was 1.79±0.34% and 1.44±0.33%, respectively and the average of percentage showing over 5% dose difference were 5.61±3.69% and 0.32±0.51%, respectively. After optimization, the dose differences decreased dramatically and the percentage showing over 5% dose difference and average dose difference was less than 2%. Our results show that this optimization method is effective in adjusting the error in isocenter and the quantitative criteria is accurate and useful in clinical application of dosimetric verification using film dosimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
EditorsSun I. Kim, Tae Suk Suh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783540368397
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Aug 272006 Sept 1

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277


Other10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering 2007.


  • Criteria
  • Film dosimetry
  • Optimization
  • Patient specific

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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