TY - JOUR
T1 - Analytical Formula for the total scatter factor of the Small Radiation Field Size
TT - Analytical Formula for the total scatter factor of the Small Radiation Field Size
JF - UMSU-Press
JO - UMSU-Press
VL - 7
IS - 3
UR - http://ijrabms.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-168-en.html
Y1 - 2021
SP - 152
EP - 160
KW - Small field dosimetry
KW - Total Scatter Factor
KW - Analytical Formula of Small Radiation Field Size
N2 - Background & Aims: We present an analytical formula (AF) to calculate the total scatter factor of the MLC-shaped small radiation beams. Materials & Methods: Pinpoint, Semiflex, and Farmer ion chambers were used for MLC/Jaw-shaped fields extending from (10x10 cm2) down to (1x1 cm2). The total scatters factor, beam profiles, and penumbra was investigated for MLC/Jaw-shaped beams. Results: We found that the total scatters factor and the penumbra was clearly higher for MLC-shaped beams due to the MLC leakage, which becomes more and more significant for the small fields. The Analytical Formula was introduced as a least-square fit equation and verified against to measure data. The maximum deviation at small field size (< 4 cm2) was within 3.6% and 43.9% from both MLC and Jaw-shaped beams, respectively. Conclusion: Our analytical formula shows a very good agreement with measured data at a large field size (> 4 cm2), and had small deviation with MLC-shaped small field size, emphasizing that our analytical formula is valid and reasonably good for the total scatters factor calculation of the MLC-shaped beams, especially the ultra-small field size.
M3 10.52547/rabms.7.3.152
ER -