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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol. 1993 Dec;11(2):455-461. Korean. Original Article.
Choi TJ , Lee HJ , Kim YA , Kim JH , Kim OB .
Department of Therapeutic Radiology, School of Medicine, Keimyung Universitf, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract

Experimental measurements of dose characteristics with pentagonal applicator at nominal energy of 4, 6, 9, 12 and 15 MeV electron beam were performed for intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) in ML-15MDX linear accelerator. This paper presents the percent depth dose, surface dose, beam flatness and output factors of using the IORT applicator in different electron beam energy. The output factor showed as a 24 percent higher in IORT applicator than that of reference 10x10 cm? applicator. The surface dose of using the IORT applicator showed 7.7 and 2.7 percent higher than that of reference field in 4 and 15 MeV electron beam, respectively. In our experiments, the variation of percent depth dose was very small but the output factor and flatness at 0.5 cm depth have showed a large value in IORT applicator.

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