Special Section Technical Briefs

Patient and Organ Specific Quality Assurance Phantom Insert for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer1

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Cullen Ross, Elliott Donlon, Alexander Kessler, Christopher Lee

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering,
Needham, MA 02492

Hong Xiang

CyberKnife SRS/SBRT Program at BMC,
Department Radiation Oncology,
MGH/Harvard Medical School and
Boston Medical Center,
Boston, MA 02118

C. Carl Jaffe, B. Nicolas Bloch

Department of Radiology,
Boston University School of Medicine,
Boston, MA 02118

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020938 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1131; doi: 10.1115/1.4030146 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 1

An example 3D prostate model after slice interpolation (left) and fixed-volume smoothing (right)

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Fig. 2

The manufactured final design of the QA phantom insert. Full assembly is shown boxed in the bottom left.

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Fig. 3

The dosimeter holder subassembly

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Fig. 4

The insert is placed into a pelvis phantom base

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Fig. 5

A 3D prostate model superimposed on the QA phantom insert. Dosimeter locations coincide with structures of interest, e.g., tumor, urethra, seminal vesicles, and rectal wall.



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