Evaluation of the IQM for 4MV x-ray beam

Haruna Yokoyama, et al, Kanazawa University (Japan)

The clinical physics group introduced a variety of clinically significant treatment delivery errors into 6 different treatment techniques (3x 3DCRT, 1x IMRT and 2x VMAT) all utilizing 4MV treatment beams.
They concluded that IQM was more sensitive to the MLC errors than the conventional QA method. IQM was also able to detect the systematic open/close leaf position and leaf shift errors in all the modified plans. They stated that IQM was even able to detect single leaf shifts within an otherwise correct field size and shape.

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