One-stop daily beam verification with electronic portal imaging device

Hun Joo Shin, Sangwook Lim, Sam Ju Cho, Hyun Do Huh, Suk Lee, Dongho Shin, Soo Il Kwon, Tae Sig Jeong

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Dosimetric properties of an amorphous silicon electronic portal imaging device (EPID) for the computerbased routine quality assurance (QA) of the linear accelerator (linac) were developed in this study. The template phantom consists of a 25×25 cm2 size and 2 mm thick acrylic slab with right angled lead wires. The lead wires were inset in acrylic template phantom with exact 2 cm-off from the cross hair of the phantom. The difference between the center of radiation field and light field would be the light/radiation filed congruence. It enables the software to determine the edge of the radiation field and the center of the field light field easily at various SSDs and field sizes. The light-radiation field congruence was determined by measuring the distance between the edges of the radiation field and that of the light field determined by above method. It was designed that each light fields could be aligned with the scale on top of the phantom. The software to verify the images from the EPID was developed in this study using the IDL (version 6.0, Research Systems, USA). After the irradiation, the images from the EPID were transferred to the local computer as a DICOM format. The software designed to analyze the filed size, the field symmetry, and the constancy of beam energy at one time. To assure the QA system, the ion-chamber and the films (X-Omat V2, Kodak, USA) were used. The symmetry, the energy and the field size of the beam from the linac could be verified at once. The verification performed everyday. The discrepancy between the measurements of the EPID agrees well with the measurements of the film. It was found that this QA tool using the EPID could be substituted the film test which is time-consuming for the daily routine QA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
EditorsSun I. Kim, Tae Suk Suh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540368397
Publication statusPublished - 2007
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.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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