Imaging system QA of a medical accelerator, Novalis Tx, for IGRT per TG 142: Our 1 year experience

Zheng Chang, James Bowsher, Jing Cai, Sua Yoo, Zhiheng Wang, Justus Adamson, Lei Ren, Fang Fang Yin

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Abstract

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) task group (TG) 142 has recently published a report to update recommendations of the AAPM TG 40 report and add new recommendations concerning medical accelerators in the era of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). The recommendations of AAPM TG 142 on IGRT are timely. In our institute, we established a comprehensive imaging QA program on a medical accelerator based on AAPM TG 142 and implemented it successfully. In this paper, we share our one-year experience and performance evaluation of an OBI capable linear accelerator, Novalis Tx, per TG 142 guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-140
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Igrt
  • Quality assurance
  • Tg 142

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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