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Vol 3, No 2 (1998)
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Published online: 1998-01-01
Submitted: 1998-09-14
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Verification of doses in electron beam radiotherapy

W. Łobodziec, M. Ganowicz, A. Orlef, Z. Maniakowski, A. Konefał
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(98)70162-2
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1998;3(2):25-26.

open access

Vol 3, No 2 (1998)
Original papers
Published online: 1998-01-01
Submitted: 1998-09-14

Abstract

Entrance doses measured in 50 patients treated by electron beams were compared with planned values as the percentage difference between the given dose and its planned value. Electron beams of energy 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 22 MeV were generated by the Clinac 2300 C/D linear accelerator (Varian). Semiconductor EDE-5 diodes connected to a DPD-510 (Scanditronix) electrometer were applied for entrance dose measurements. In our investigations, the mean values of doses administered agreed well with the values of planned doses. The observed relatively large discrepancies in a few patients (up to 12%) should be carefully investigated.

Abstract

Entrance doses measured in 50 patients treated by electron beams were compared with planned values as the percentage difference between the given dose and its planned value. Electron beams of energy 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 22 MeV were generated by the Clinac 2300 C/D linear accelerator (Varian). Semiconductor EDE-5 diodes connected to a DPD-510 (Scanditronix) electrometer were applied for entrance dose measurements. In our investigations, the mean values of doses administered agreed well with the values of planned doses. The observed relatively large discrepancies in a few patients (up to 12%) should be carefully investigated.

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Title

Verification of doses in electron beam radiotherapy

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 3, No 2 (1998)

Pages

25-26

Published online

1998-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(98)70162-2

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 1998;3(2):25-26.

Authors

W. Łobodziec
M. Ganowicz
A. Orlef
Z. Maniakowski
A. Konefał

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