Application of monomer/polymer gel dosimetry to study the effects of tissue inhomogeneities on intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) dose distributions
Vergote, K × De Deene, Y Claus, Filip De Gersem, W Van Duyse, B Paelinck, L Achten, E De Neve, W De Wager, C #
Elsevier sci ireland ltd
Radiotherapy and oncology vol:67 issue:1 pages:119-128
Background and purpose: When planning an intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment in a heterogeneous region (e.g. the thorax), the dose computation algorithm of a treatment planning system may need to account for these inhomogeneities in order to obtain a reliable prediction of the dose distribution. An accurate dose verification technique such as monomer/polymer gel dosimetry is suggested to verify the outcome of the planning system.