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Young, T., Xing, A., Vial, P., Thwaites, D., Holloway, L. & Arumugam, S. (2015). Sensitivity of collapsed arc QA method for delivery errors in Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 573 012021-1 - 012021-4.


In this paper the sensitivity of an Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID) to detecting introduced Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) treatment errors was studied using the Collapsed Arc method. Two clinical Head and Neck (H& N) and Prostate treatment plans had gantry dependent dose and MLC errors introduced to the plans. These plans were then delivered to an Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator EPID and compared to the original treatment planning system Collapsed Arc dose matrix. With the Collapsed Arc technique the EPID was able to detect MLC errors down to 2mm and dose errors of down to 3% depending on the treatment plan complexity and gamma tolerance used.



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