Although the Gamma Knife is widely used as a standard tool of radiosurgery for intracranial diseases, recent innovations in medical accelerators have actualized equivalent dose distribution. Most commonly, multiple non-coplanar arc beams through a combination of gantry and couch rotations are used in linac-based radiosurgery, but beam entry geometry is different from that with the Gamma Knife. We have developed a C-arm-mounted medical accelerator and realized conical beam entry without couch rotation. A combination of several conical rotation beams with different C-arm angles comprises multi-orbit dynamic conical radiation therapy (MODCRT) and resembles radiation beam entry with the Gamma Knife. Intercomparison of dose distributions and dose-volume histograms for the same brain tumor demonstrated that MODCRT delivers a similar dose fall-off pattern to that obtained with the Gamma Knife, though the low-dose spread patterns differ.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Radiation Medicine - Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Jul|
- C-arm linac
- Dose distribution
- Gamma Knife