Performance characteristics of an orthovoltage x-ray therapy machine



Performance characteristics sufficient to provide physical data base specific to the Siemen's Stabilipan 2 orthovoltage x-ray therapy machine are presented. Operating conditions covering the working range of the unit from 100 to 300 kVp are selected. Beam quality, output, the central axis depth dose, relative output factors, field flatness, uniformity index, and filtration characteristics of the beams are studied. Selected results are reported.