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Design and beam characteristics of the Siemens Stabilipan Orthovoltage unit for intraoperative radiation therapy

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Journal
Medical Dosimetry
0958-3947
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Keywords
  • Orthovoltage
  • Intraoperative
  • F-Factor
  • Depth Dose
  • Backscatter Factor
  • Bone Absorption
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract A 250 KVP Seimens Stabilipan Orthovoltage Therapy machine has been permanently installed in a new operating suite for delivery of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). A discussion of the choice of effective energy and half-value layer (HVL), as well as description of the physical aspects of the treatment system including applicator design, radiation data, dosimetry and radiation shielding of the OR suite will be presented.

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