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Dose Calculation Accuracy of Beam Models in RadCalc for a 1.5 T MR-Linac

 Jiwon Sung  ;  Yeonho Choi  ;  Jun Won Kim  ;  Ho Lee 
 CANCERS, Vol.16(3) : 526, 2024-02 
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MR-linac ; beam model ; independent dose verification software ; online adaptive planning ; patient-specific quality assurance
The purpose of this study is to evaluate RadCalc, an independent dose verification software, for patient-specific quality assurance (PSQA) in online adaptive planning with a magnetic resonance linear accelerator (MR-linac) of a 1.5 T. Version 7.1.4 of RadCalc to introduce the capability to establish a beam model that incorporates MR field characteristics. A total of six models were established, with one using manufacturer-provided data and the others differing in percentage depth dose (PDD) data sources. Overall, two models utilized PDD data from the treatment planning system (TPS), and three used commissioned PDD data from gantry angles of 0° and 270°. Simple tests on a virtual water phantom assessed dose-calculation accuracy, revealing percentage differences ranging from −0.5% to −20.6%. Excluding models with significant differences, clinical tests on 575 adaptive plans (prostate, liver, and breast) showed percentage differences of −0.51%, 1.12%, and 4.10%, respectively. The doses calculated using RadCalc demonstrated similar trends to those of the PSQA-based measurements. The newly released version of RadCalc enables beam modeling that considers the characteristics of the 1.5 T magnetic field. The accuracy of the software in calculating doses at 1.5 T magnetic fields has been verified, thereby making it a reliable and effective tool for PSQA in adaptive plans.
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Kim, Jun Won(김준원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-364X
Sung, Jiwon(성지원)
Lee, Ho(이호) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5773-6893
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