Performance Evaluation And Dose Verification Of The Low Dose Rate Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy System At The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

Eastern Network Library YAA AKOMAH ASENSO 110 PAGES (21091 WORDS) Thesis
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ABSTRACT Low dose rate prostate brachytherapy equipment that is newly acquired or substantially upgraded requires acceptance testing before being put into clinical service as well as Quality control after installation and when in use. Thus, quality control tests typically are periodic repetitions, partial or full, of acceptance and commissioning tests. The ultrasound system is the most important equipment used in LDR prostate brachytherapy. The AAPM TG 128 provide a set of instructions for quality control testing of an ultrasound system with a specific focus on those tests applicable to image guidance during a prostate implant procedure. Following the AAPM TG 128 protocol and CIRS 045 brachytherapy QA phantom as well as other protocols, eight experiments were performed to evaluate the performance of the system. The overall average axial distance in the B and F columns were found to be 10.12 ± 0.1 mm and 10.10 ± 0.11 mm respectively deviating by approximately 1.2 % and 1.0 % respectively from a standard inter- target distance of 10 mm. Also the lateral distance measured along the rows 1, 2, 3 and 4 resulted in an average distance of 10.07 ± 0.06 mm along rows B4 – C4, deviating from the standard inter- target distance of 10 mm by approximately 0.07 mm or ± 0.7 %, that of B3 – D3 also was 20.01 ± 0.07, deviating from 20 mm standard inter- target distance by 0.01 mm or 0.05 %, targets along B2 – E2 recorded an average distance of 29.56 ± 0.33 mm deviating from 30 mm standard inter- target distance by approximately -0.44 mm or -1.47 % and the last which is B1 – F1 also recorded an average distance of 39.54 ± 0.38 mm deviating from 40 mm standard inter- target distance by approximately -0.46 mm or – 1.15 %. 

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Eastern Network, L (2021). Performance Evaluation And Dose Verification Of The Low Dose Rate Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy System At The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 11, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/performance-evaluation-and-dose-verification-of-the-low-dose-rate-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-system-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital

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Library, Eastern Network. "Performance Evaluation And Dose Verification Of The Low Dose Rate Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy System At The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/performance-evaluation-and-dose-verification-of-the-low-dose-rate-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-system-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital . Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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Library, Eastern Network. "Performance Evaluation And Dose Verification Of The Low Dose Rate Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy System At The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021. Web. 11 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/performance-evaluation-and-dose-verification-of-the-low-dose-rate-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-system-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital >.

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Library, Eastern Network. "Performance Evaluation And Dose Verification Of The Low Dose Rate Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy System At The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 11, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/performance-evaluation-and-dose-verification-of-the-low-dose-rate-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-system-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital