Doseplanning ocular tumors with 125I-seeds
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Since 1986 patients with ocular malignant melanoma have been treated with Ru-106 plaques at S:t Erik Eye Hospital. In 1998 I-125 radioactive seed plaques was presented as an alternative to Ru-106 when treating tumors with an apical height greater than 7 mm. Until June 2005 the doseplanning of these plaques was based on a depth-dose curve made in the dose planning system Cadplan supplied by Varian Medical Systems. In the recent years the capabilities of computerized 3D dose planning system has increased greatly. The number of types of seeds on the market has also increased.
In order to implement the modern 3D dose planning system Brachy Vision 7.3.10 in planning the I-125 plaques, a review of the dose planning process have been done.
The ultra sound equipment used by the ophthalmologist to determine the apical height of the tumor has been investigated in terms of accuracy. A phantom has been developed for this task.
As new seeds entered the market a comparision have been made comparing the Amersham 6711 seed with the Bebig I25.S06 seed. A method for measuring the activity of the single seeds has also been developed.
The dose planning system Brachy Vision 7.3.10 have been compared to the old dose planning method, and an implementation of the plaques into Brachy Vision have been made.
The ultra sound equipment was accurate in the regions of interest. It was also discovered that the Bebig I25.S06 seed gave slightly higher dose compared to the Amersham 6711 with the same activity. The difference between the seeds is however small. The results indicate that the old dose planning method gave a slight underdosage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 35 p.
Brachytherapy, Dosimetry, I-125-seeds, Dose distribution, Ophthalmic applicator, Eye plaque, Eye cancer
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-7211DiVA: diva2:197871
Lundell, Marie, Sjukhusfysiker
Nilsson, Bo, Docent