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Measurement and comparison of skin dose for prostate and head-and-neck patients treated on various IMRT delivery systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18571930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment planning systems inaccurately quantify dose deposited to the skin in the course of radiotherapy owing to their inability to properly account for all the surface dose contributing factors. In this work, we describe a technique for accurately measuring skin dose using ultra-thin thermoluminescent dosimeters and EBT gafchromic films. We investigated the variation in average skin dose for prostate and head-and-neck patients undergoing radiotherapy on three IMRT systems including serial/helical tomotherapy, and IMRT-step and shoot system. Helical tomotherapy was observed to deposit the highest average skin dose followed by serial tomotherapy delivery system.
Teboh F Roland; Sotirios Stathakis; Rachelle Ramer; Niko Papanikolaou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1872-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Radiat Isot     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-22     Completed Date:  2008-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306253     Medline TA:  Appl Radiat Isot     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1844-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Physics and Radiotherapy, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Film Dosimetry*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Prostatic Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Radiation Dosage
Radiotherapy, Conformal / instrumentation*,  methods*
Relative Biological Effectiveness
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry*

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