Multileaf-collimator daily quality assurance of Vero4DRT system: our one-year experience

Hideharu Miura, Shuichi Ozawa, Shintaro Tsuda, Kiyoshi Yamada, Yasushi Nagata


Purpose: We assessed the daily quality assurance (QA) of multi-leaf collimator (MLC) using the Vero4DRT system.

Methods: As part of daily MLC QA, the irradiation field was set to 100 × 150 mm2 with a gantry angle of 0 º. Only the leaf positioning error values only were displayed. We developed an in-house program to easily acquire these values using an open source optical character recognition engine. This test was implemented between 24 August 2015 and 23 August 2016.

Results: The maximum leaf positioning error was 0.40 mm in both banks. In addition, the maximum deviation was 0.10 mm in both banks. The average and standard deviation for left and right banks were 0.19 mm ± 0.11 mm and 0.15 mm ± 0.09 mm, respectively. In our one-year measurement, the leaf positioning error was less than 0.50 mm. Therefore, if the leaf position error for daily MLC QA exceeded 0.50 mm, then an external intervention is required.

Conclusion: The daily MLC QA of our one-year evaluation of the Vero4DRT system demonstrates an excellent leaf accuracy and reproducibility, thereby giving confidence in the quality of the treatment.


Multileaf-collimator daily quality assurance of Vero4DRT system: Our one-year experience

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