IJMPCERO  Vol.4 No.4 , November 2015
Position Verification of the RADPOS 4-D In-Vivo Dosimetry System
ABSTRACT
The accuracy of the position measurements obtained by the radiation positioning system (RADPOS) was evaluated under static and dynamic conditions. In the static verifications, the RADPOS was fixed to the treatment couch in a photon treatment room and a proton treatment room, and was translocated with the treatment couch in x, y and z directions. Because the presence of magnetic and/or electrically conductive materials can cause a systematic shift in the measured position by distorting the RADPOS transmitted field, the effect of metals on the performance of the positioning system was also investigated. Dynamic verification was performed using the couch drive and a dynamic anthropomorphic thorax phantom. We thus confirmed the utility of RADPOS as a position sensor to perform in vivo dosimetry.

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Kohno, R. , Yamaguchi, H. , Motegi, K. , Tanaka, F. , Akita, T. , Nagata, Y. , Hotta, K. , Miyagishi, T. , Nishioka, S. , Dohmae, T. and Akimoto, T. (2015) Position Verification of the RADPOS 4-D In-Vivo Dosimetry System. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 4, 318-325. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2015.44038.
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