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Dose Validation for Partial Accelerated Breast Irradiation treated with the SAVI Applicator

The purpose of this study is to verify and validate the dose at various points of
interest in accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) treated with the Strut Adjusted
Volume Implant (SAVI) applicator using Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLDs). A set
of CT images were selected from a patient’s data who had received APBI using the SAVI
applicator. The images were used to make 3D models. TLDs were calibrated for
Brachytherapy. Various points of interest were marked out and slots were carved in the 3D
models to fit the TLDs. CT scans were taken of the 3D models with expanded SAVI
applicator inserted. A plan was made following B-39 protocol. The TLDs were read and
the absorbed doses were calculated and compared to the delivered doses. The results of this
study show that the overall average reading of the TLDs is within expected value. The TPS
shows overestimated dose calculations for brachytherapy. / Includes bibliography. / Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2017. / FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
ContributorsPinder, Janeil K. (author), Pella, Silvia (Thesis advisor), Leventouri, Theodora (Thesis advisor), Florida Atlantic University (Degree grantor), Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Department of Physics
PublisherFlorida Atlantic University
Source SetsFlorida Atlantic University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation, Text
Format64 p., application/pdf
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