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Beam commissioning and measurements validating the beam model in a new TPS that converts helical tomotherapy plans to step-and-shoot IMRT plans.

Petersson, Kristoffer LU ; Ceberg, Crister LU ; Engström, Per LU and Knöös, Tommy LU (2011) In Medical Physics 38(1). p.40-46
Abstract
A new type of treatment planning system called SHAREPLAN has been studied, which enables the transfer of treatment plans generated for helical tomotherapy delivery to plans that can be delivered on C-arm linacs. The purpose is to ensure continuous patient treatment during periods of unscheduled downtime for the TomoTherapy unit, particularly in clinics without a backup unit. The purpose of this work was to verify that the plans generated in this novel planning system are deliverable and accurate. The work consists primarily of beam commissioning, verification of the beam model, and measurements verifying that generated plans are deliverable with sufficient accuracy.
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Computer-Assisted: methods, Radiotherapy Planning, Intensity-Modulated: methods, Radiotherapy
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Medical Physics
volume
38
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1
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40 - 46
publisher
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
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  • pmid:21361173
  • wos:000285769800006
  • scopus:78650870342
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0094-2405
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10.1118/1.3519975
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English
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  abstract     = {A new type of treatment planning system called SHAREPLAN has been studied, which enables the transfer of treatment plans generated for helical tomotherapy delivery to plans that can be delivered on C-arm linacs. The purpose is to ensure continuous patient treatment during periods of unscheduled downtime for the TomoTherapy unit, particularly in clinics without a backup unit. The purpose of this work was to verify that the plans generated in this novel planning system are deliverable and accurate. The work consists primarily of beam commissioning, verification of the beam model, and measurements verifying that generated plans are deliverable with sufficient accuracy.},
  author       = {Petersson, Kristoffer and Ceberg, Crister and Engström, Per and Knöös, Tommy},
  issn         = {0094-2405},
  keyword      = {Computer-Assisted: methods,Radiotherapy Planning,Intensity-Modulated: methods,Radiotherapy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {40--46},
  publisher    = {American Association of Physicists in Medicine},
  series       = {Medical Physics},
  title        = {Beam commissioning and measurements validating the beam model in a new TPS that converts helical tomotherapy plans to step-and-shoot IMRT plans.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.3519975},
  volume       = {38},
  year         = {2011},
}