Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 50204-050204.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2015.rrj.33.050204

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Comparative analysis for dose verification of volumetric modulated arc therapy by Varian EPID and PTW Detector 729

MENG Huipeng  SUN Xiaozhe  WANG Hao  SUN Jinsong  ZHENG Aiqing  LIANG Keming   

  1. (Radiotherapy Center, the Affiliated Hospital of Logistics University of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force,Tianjin 300162, China)
  • Received:2015-06-03 Revised:2015-07-20 Online:2015-10-20 Published:2015-08-31


The data of dose verification between Varian EPID and PTW Detector 729 is compared to discuss whether the statistics difference of gamma passing rates between the two methods exists. The RapidArc plans for different body sites of 30 patients undergoing radiation treatment with RapidArc technique were used for the generation of the two verification plans, with one for using the electronic portal imaging device (EPID) of Varian RapidArc systems (Varian medical systems), and the other for using the chamber array detector from PTW(PTW Detector 729). Seven comparative experiments were performed for each pair of the plans, which were measurements inside the target, inside the effective detection area, and the target with expansions of 5 mm,10 mm, 20 mm, 30 mm, and 50 mm, respectively. The gamma passing rate of 3%/3 mm and F-test were used in the quantitative analysis. No statistical difference between the two methods was found for the measurement of the area of target with 30 mm expansion (F=0.395, p>0.05), while statistical difference existed (p<0.05) for all the other measurements. The comparative analysis showed that both verification methods have advantages and disadvantages and the countercheck of each other will provide value for comprehensive verification of intensity modulated radiotherapy(IMRT) plans.

Key words: Electronic portal imaging device (EPID), Chamber array, Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

CLC Number: 

  • TL72