Friday, March 2 ● 2:30 – 3:20 p.m.
Hagen Hall 325

“Assessing Dosimetric Accuracy with Lucy 3D QA Phantom” presented by Victoria Honetschlager, Department of Physics and Astronomy

More than 180,000 brain tumors are diagnosed each year. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a radiation therapy method, which treats very small and well defined volume with a high dose of radiation, making this treatment ideal for brain cancer patients. New technologies such as the Novalis Tx allow this treatment on a wide-scale clinical level. With this new linear accelerator comes a need to quantify the accuracy of it during a SRS treatment. This presentation will discuss medical physics, quality assurance for radiation therapy in general, and a specific study of SRS quality assurance done at Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, N.D.