Characteristics of a dedicated linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery-radiotherapy unit

Indra J. Das, M. Beverly Downes, Benjamin W. Corn, Walter J. Curran, M. Werner-Wasik, David W. Andrews

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Abstract

A stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy (SRS/SRT) system on a dedicated Varian Clinac-600SR linear accelerator with Brown-Roberts-Wells and Gill-Thomas-Cosman relocatable frames along with the Radionics (RSA) planning system is evaluated. The Clinac-600SR has a single 6-MV beam with the same beam characteristics as that of the mother unit, the Clinac-600C. The primary collimator is a fixed cone projecting to a 10-cm diameter at isocenter. The secondary collimator is a heavily shielded cylindrical collimator attached to the face plate of the primary collimator. The tertiary collimation consists of the actual treatment cones. The cone sizes vary from 12.5 to 40.0 mm diameter. The mechanical stability of the entire system was verified. The variations in isocenter position with table, gantry, and collimator rotation were found to be

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Diamond detector
  • Linear accelerator
  • Small field dosimetry
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology

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Das, I. J., Downes, M. B., Corn, B. W., Curran, W. J., Werner-Wasik, M., & Andrews, D. W. (1996). Characteristics of a dedicated linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery-radiotherapy unit. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 38(1), 61-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-8140(95)01674-0

Characteristics of a dedicated linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery-radiotherapy unit. / Das, Indra J.; Downes, M. Beverly; Corn, Benjamin W.; Curran, Walter J.; Werner-Wasik, M.; Andrews, David W.

In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.1996, p. 61-68.

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Das, IJ, Downes, MB, Corn, BW, Curran, WJ, Werner-Wasik, M & Andrews, DW 1996, 'Characteristics of a dedicated linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery-radiotherapy unit', Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 61-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-8140(95)01674-0
Das, Indra J. ; Downes, M. Beverly ; Corn, Benjamin W. ; Curran, Walter J. ; Werner-Wasik, M. ; Andrews, David W. / Characteristics of a dedicated linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery-radiotherapy unit. In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 1996 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 61-68.
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