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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 398-408

A framework for exactrac dynamic commissioning for stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia

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Dr. Prabhakar Ramachandran
Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba 4102, Queensland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmp.jmp_67_22

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This paper aims to provide guidance and a framework for commissioning tests and tolerances for the ExacTrac Dynamic image-guided and surface-guided radiotherapy (SGRT) system. ExacTrac Dynamic includes a stereoscopic X-ray system, a structured light projector, stereoscopic cameras, thermal camera for SGRT, and has the capability to track breath holds and internal markers. The system provides fast and accurate image guidance and intrafraction guidance for stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. ExacTrac Dynamic was commissioned on a recently installed Elekta Versa HD. Commissioning tests are described including safety, isocenter calibration, dosimetry, image quality, data transfer, SGRT stability, SGRT localization, gating, fusion, implanted markers, breath hold, and end-to-end testing. Custom phantom designs have been implemented for assessment of the deep inspiration breath-hold workflow, the implanted markers workflow, and for gating tests where remote-controlled movement of a phantom is required. Commissioning tests were all found to be in tolerance, with maximum translational and rotational deviations in SGRT of 0.3 mm and 0.4°, respectively, and X-ray image fusion reproducibility standard deviation of 0.08 mm. Tolerances were based on published documents and upon the performance characteristics of the system as specified by the vendor. The unique configuration of ExacTrac Dynamic requires the end user to design commissioning tests that validate the system for use in the clinical implementation adopted in the department. As there are multiple customizable workflows available, tests should be designed around these workflows, and can be ongoing as workflows are progressively introduced into departmental procedures.

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