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Dosimetry of Small Static Fields Used in External Beam Radiotherapy

An International Code of Practice for Reference and Relative Dose Determination

English STI/DOC/010/483 (ISBN: 978-92-0-105916-1)
211 pages ¦ 31 figures ¦ EUR 52.00 ¦ Date published: 2017

Description

This is the first international code of practice dedicated to the dosimetry of small static fields used in radiotherapy. It provides consistent reference dosimetry, traceable to metrological primary standards, and enables common procedures within a country to be followed. The publication presents an overview of the physics, followed by a general formalism for reference dosimetry in small fields. Guidelines for its practical implementation using suitable detectors and methods for the determination of field output factors are given for specific clinical machines that use small static fields. The development of this code of practice has been done through an international working group, established jointly with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Internationally harmonized guidelines in this field will ensure worldwide consistency in dose delivery to radiotherapy patients and will contribute to dose standardization in international clinical trial studies, comparing outcomes of various radiotherapy treatment modalities using small fields.

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Keywords

Medical Physics, Dosimetry, Radiation Dosimetry, Radiotherapy, Safety Measures, External Beam, COP, Code of Practice, Standards, Detectors, Patients, Dose, AAPM, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Photon, Electron Beam, Traceability, Small Static Fields, Ionizing Radiation, Methodology, Data, Equipment, Msr, Machine Specific Reference, Msr Field, WFF, With Flattening Filter, Reference Dosimetry, Energy Spectrum, Calibration, Phantoms, Methodology, SSD, Source-to-Surface Distance, SDD, Source-to-Detector Distance, Stereotactic, Multileaf Collimator

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