This study will investigate the difference in radiation at different volumes between traditional electron beam therapy and a novel IMET. The difference in dose will be recorded between the novel IMET and the IMET with a slight shift in the target area. The percent difference between this new model treatment and the model treatment with a shift will be calculated. The main goal of this project is to determine if the target area is still sufficiently treated with this slight shift of the patient in different directions. The percent difference is crucial for the success of this project. It will determine if this method can be implemented in the future for use in radiation therapy treatments, depending on if the target area is still treated with a minimal percent difference. If successful, this project will mean that IMET can be further evaluated onto the next stage of testing before clinical use for patient care.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Masciantonio, Marco A., "A Retrospective Dosimetry Comparison to Define Uncertainties Found in a Novel Intensity Modulated Electron Therapy (IMET) Treatment Technique For Use in Radiation Therapy" (2022). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1168.