A simple method to verify the total treatment time generated by the treatment planning system (TPS) when the Contura MLB or the SAVI applicator are used for APBI treatments has been developed. The method compares the time generated by the TPS to a predicted time, calculated by inserting parameters obtained from the TPS in equations generated in this Thesis. The equations were generated by linearly fitting data from clinical cases that had been treated using the Contura MLB or the SAVI applicator at the Lynn Cancer Institute of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The parameters used were the PTV coverage, Air Kerma Strength, Balloon Volume (Contura data fit) and Evaluation PTV (SAVI data fit). As an outcome of this research, it is recommended that the plan should be reevaluated when the percent difference between the generated and the predicted times exceeds 5% for the Contura MLB, or 10% for the SAVI.
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medical imaging, Biophysics|
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