Journal article

A phantom for testing of 4D-CT for radiotherapy of small lesions

L Dunn, T Kron, ML Taylor, J Callahan, RD Franich

Medical Physics | AMER ASSOC PHYSICISTS MEDICINE AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: The use of time-resolved four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) in radiotherapy requires strict quality assurance to ensure the accuracy of motion management protocols. The aim of this work was to design and test a phantom capable of large amplitude motion for use in 4D-CT, with particular interest in small lesions typical for stereotactic body radiotherapy. METHODS: The phantom of "see-saw" design is light weight, capable of including various sample materials and compatible with several surrogate marker signal acquisition systems. It is constructed of polymethylmethacrylate (Perspex) and its movement is controlled via a dc motor and drive wheel. It was tested using two CT sca..

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