Integrated systems: Tomotherapy

Niko Papanikolaou, Alonso N. Gutierrez, Sotirios Stathakis, Carlos Esquivel, Chengyu Shi

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Quality assurance (QA) protocols for conventional linear accelerators, encompassing both mechanical and dosimetric tests, have been widely studied and reported in the literature (Almond et al. 1999; Kutcher et al. 1994). The introduction of helical tomotherapy (HT) as a novel approach for the delivery of imageguided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy has instigated the development of new QA protocols, which test not only the unique radiation delivery geometry and properties of HT but also the integrated, volumetric megavoltage CT onboard imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality and Safety in Radiotherapy
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781439804377
ISBN (Print)9781439804360
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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