Assessment of beam-matched linacs quality/accuracy for interchanging SBRT or SRT patient using VMAT without replanning.

CONCLUSION: Minimal differences in beam parameters, point doses, and passing rates among three linacs proved the viability of swapping SBRT/SRT using VMAT among beam-matched linacs. The effect of plan complexity on passing rate difference among beam-matched linacs is not statistically significant. PMID: 30402983 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: J Appl Clin Med Phys Source Type: research

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