Verification of calculations carried out with the Eclipse treatment planning system

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The goal of radiotherapy is to deliver prescribed dose to the target volume and simultaneously minimize the dose to the healthy organs. The purpose of this work was to verify the accuracy of calculations carried out with a treatment planning system (TPS). Measurements carried out with thermoluminescence detectors (TLDs) were compared with doses calculated with TPS. Doses were measured and calculated both in the open beam’s region and under individual blocks. Measurements were performed in the Randophantom. The work was carried out for photon beams generated in the Varian CLINAC 2100C accelerator. The maximum / minimum percentage differences between measured and calculated doses were 4.9/0.6%, 2.6/0%, and 3.5%/0.5% in open, shielded and partially shielded points, respectively. Differences between the measured and calculated doses were within acceptable limits.

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