|Título||In vivo dosimetry of thyroid doses from different irradiated sites in children and adolescents : a cross-sectional study
Bonato, Cassiane Cardoso
Dias, Henrique Bregolin
Alves, Michele da Silva
Duarte, Lucas Ost
Dias, Telpo Martins
Dalenogare, Maiara Oliveira
Viegas, Claudio Castelo Branco
Elnecave, Regina Helena
|Abstract||Background: Scattered radiation can be assessed by in vivo dosimetry. Thyroid tissue is sensitive to radiation, even at doses <10 cGy. This study compared the scattered dose to the thyroid measured by thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) and the estimated one by treatment planning system (TPS). Methods: During radiotherapy to sites other than the thyroid of 16 children and adolescents, seventy-two TLD measurements at the thyroid were compared with TPS estimation. Results: The overall TPS/TLD bias was 1.02 (95% LA 0.05 to 21.09). When bias was stratified by treatment field, the TPS overestimated TLD values at doses <1 cGy and underestimated them at doses >10 cGy. The greatest bias was found in pelvis and abdomen: 15.01 (95% LA 9.16 to 24.61) and 5.12 (95% LA 3.04 to 8.63) respectively. There was good agreement in orbit, head, and spine: bias 1.52 (95% LA 0.48 to 4.79), 0.44 (95% LA 0.11 to 1.82) and 0.83 (0.39 to 1.76) respectively. There was small agreement with broad limits for lung and mediastinum: 1.13 (95% LA 0.03 to 40.90) and 0.39 (95% LA 0.02 to 7.14) respectively. Conclusions: The scattered dose can be measured with TLDs, and TPS algorithms for outside structures should be improved.
|Contido em||Radiation oncology. London. Vol. 9 (Jan. 2014), 8p.
[en] Thermoluminescent dosimetry
[en] Thyroid gland
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
|000953481.pdf (812.6Kb)||Texto completo (inglês)||Adobe PDF||Visualizar/abrir|
Este item está licenciado na Creative Commons License