Anthropomorphic Phantoms

Thorax-Lung Phantom

In response to the RTOG lung trials, the IROC Houston designed two phantoms simulating a thorax. These phantoms simulate a a heterogeneous thorax for remote verification of radiotherapy of the lung. The phantoms mimic an actual patient, and are designed to challenge the imaging system, treatment planning system, and the dose delivery system. They measure dose to the primary target volume in the lung and also to the nearby critical structures. Click here for irradiation guidelines and forms for photons and here for irradiation guidelines for protons.


Helpful Links:

1. TPS (Treatment Planning Systems) approved for calculation of dose with heterogeneities

2. Use of motion technique, click here.

3. Lung Proton Movie, click here.