Comparison of dose distribution on radiographic film and radiochromic film for intensity modulated radiation therapy

Motoharu Sasaki, Masahide Tominaga, Hitoshi Ikushima, Taro Kishi, Tetsuya Kawashita, Yasuo Hara, Yukiko Fukunaga, Kenji Yamada, Masataka Oita, Hiromu Nishitani

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Radiographic film is generally used for inspection of dose distribution in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) at many institutions. However, the distribution of filmless systems can be expected to be used increasingly in the future. Therefore, we confirmed the utility of radiochromic film by comparing it with radiographic film that does not need an automatic processor. RESULT: Difference in does measured by radiographic film and radiochromic film tended to increase in the low does area, but it was limited in a range of 1.5%. CONCLUSION: When the dose distribution was verified in a highly accurate radiation therapy such as IMRT, the results suggested that radiochromic film can be useful in addition to radiographic film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-534
Number of pages10
JournalNippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 20 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Sasaki, M., Tominaga, M., Ikushima, H., Kishi, T., Kawashita, T., Hara, Y., Fukunaga, Y., Yamada, K., Oita, M., & Nishitani, H. (2010). Comparison of dose distribution on radiographic film and radiochromic film for intensity modulated radiation therapy. Nippon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi, 66(5), 525-534. https://doi.org/10.6009/jjrt.66.525