Is High Definition MLC Dosimetrically Superior to Standard Definition MLC for SIB-SBRT for Carcinoma Prostate

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Research and Development Center, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Healthcare Global Enterprises, Bangalore, India.

3 Department of Radiation Physics, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India.


Objective: The study was conducted to quantitatively evaluate the dosimetric effects of high definition (2.5 mm) and standard definition (5.0 mm) MLC on the quality of SBRT plans using SIB-IMRT and SIB-VMAT technique for carcinoma prostate and also to evaluate the dosimetric advantage of one technique over the other. Materials and Methods: Seventeen annonymized planning CT data sets were used to generate plans for both VMAT and IMRT techniques using 2.5 mm and 5.0 mm MLC.The prescription to the nodule was 45Gy in 5 fractions and to the prostate was 35Gy in 5 fractions.CI, GI, D2%, D98%, D50% and V95% for target; D2%, Dmean, V80%, V20% for OAR’s; V5% of the irradiated volume, and delivered MU’s were analyzed.An independent t-test was used to compare the plans. Patient specific QA for all plans were also performed and analyzed. Results: Minor difference in dosimetric indices was observed between 2.5mm and 5mm MLC VMAT plans, except D2% (PTV35) and D98% (GTV45) were better in 2.5mm MLC plans (p


Volume 20, Issue 12
December 2019
Pages 3817-3823
  • Receive Date: 27 September 2019
  • Revise Date: 07 November 2019
  • Accept Date: 28 November 2019
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2019