Lung dose calculations at fluoroscopic x-ray energies using a model-based treatment planning system

P. Alaei, B. J. Gerbi, R. A. Geise

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Abstract

A convolution/superposition-based treatment planning system (ADAC Pinnacle) was modified and used to determine the dose distribution within the body from kilovoltage x rays. The average lung doses calculated by the planning system were compared to those of a widely used organ dose calculation program (CDI3) for 32 different field sizes and orientations using a standard man phantom. Following this, the system was used to compute average lung doses from a simulated ablation procedure. Results show that a treatment planning system can be a viable tool to calculate organ doses in the diagnostic energy range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1002
Number of pages5
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2000Jul 28 2000

Keywords

  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Dosimetry
  • Lung dose

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