Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the dosimetric characteristics of a new type of two-dimensional diode detector array used for quality assurance of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Materials and Methods: The devices used in this study were the SRS MapCHECK detector and the StereoPHAN. The detector has 1013 diode detectors over an area of 77 x 77 mm2. The reproducibility, dose linearity, dose rate dependencies, output factors (OPFs) and angular dependencies were investigated as dosimetric characteristics. The OPFs were measured and compared between AP and PA direction ranging from 0.5 x 0.5 to 7 x 7 cm2. The angular dependencies were measured using 19 gantry angles. Results: The dose reproducibility and linearities showed sufficient performance of 6 MV and 10 MV. At 40 MU/min, there was a 1.3% difference from the ionization chamber measurements. For the flattening filter-free beam, there was no dose rate dependency from the 400 MU/minute to 2400 MU/minute, and the variation was within 0.5%. For small irradiation fields of 1 cm or less, the measured value of the SMC differed in AP and PA directions by up to 4.5%. The maximum gantry angle dependency of the detector was 5.3%. A maximum difference of -3.1% occurred between the measurements and TPS calculations. Conclusion: Results indicate that the new 2D diode detector is stable and useful for QA and end-to-end testing of SRS due to its excellent dose characteristics, high resolution and ease of handling when combined with the StereoPHAN.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging