SU-E-T-482: In Vivo Dosimetry of An Anthropomorphic Phantom by Using the RADPOS System for Proton Beam Therapy

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Abstract

Purpose:

Delivered doses in an anthropomorphic phantom were evaluated by using the RADPOS system for proton beam therapy.

Methods:

The RADPOS in vivo dosimetry system combines an electromagnetic positioning sensor with MOSFET dosimetry, allowing simultaneous online measurements of dose and spatial position. Through the RADPOS system, dose evaluation points can be determined. In vivo proton dosimetry was evaluated by using the RADPOS system and anthropomorphic head and neck phantom. MOSFET doses measured at 3D positions obtained with the RADPOS were compared to the treatment plan values that were calculated by a simplified Monte Carlo (SMC) method. Although the MOSFET response depends strongly on the linear energy transfer (LET) of proton beam, the MOSFET responses to proton beams were corrected with the SMC. Here, the SMC calculated only dose deposition determined by the experimental depth–dose distribution and lateral displacement of protons due to both multiple scattering effect in materials and incident angle. As a Result, the SMC could quickly calculate accurate doses in even heterogeneities.

Results:

In vivo dosimetry by using the RADPOS, as well as the MOSFET doses agreed in comparison with calculations by the SMC in the range of −3.0% to 8.3%. Most measurement errors occurred because of the uncertainties of dose calculations due to the position error of 1 mm.

Conclusion:

We evaluated the delivered doses in the anthropomorphic phantom by using the RADPOS system for proton beam therapy. The MOSFET doses agreed in comparison with calculations by the SMC within the measurement error. Therefore, we could successfully control the uncertainties of the measurement positions by using the RADPOS system within 1 mm in in vivo proton dosimetry. We aim for the clinical application of in vivo proton dosimetry with this RADPOS system.

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