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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 22, Issue.: 2


Preliminary Results of Quality Control for Linear Accelerator at Oncology Center in Nouakchott


Ould Mohamed Yeslem Ahmed El Mouna1*, Ould Cheibetta Moussa2, Choukri Abdelmajid3, Ghassoun Jilali4, Hakam Oum Keltoum5 and Semghouli Slimane6

1Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco.

2The National Oncology Center, Nouakchott, Mauritania.

3Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco.

4Department of Physics, Faculty of Science of Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco. 

5Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco.

6Departement of Health Techniques, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Agadir, Morocco.

Article Information
(1) Georgios A. Androutsopoulos, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Rion, Greece.
(1) Kanwardeep Kaur, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Faridkot, India.
(2) Ravindra Shende, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, India.
(3) Hui Jiang, The Second people’s Hospital of Neijiang, Southwest Medical University, China.
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The National Center of Oncology in Nouakchott is equipped with a linear accelerator which provides two energies in photon regime 6 MV and 18 MV.

The basic dosimetric data required for quality of operation, in the clinical routine of the accelerator for photon beams are percentage depth dose (PDD) curves and beam profile (BP) curves.

The aim of this work is to measure the percentage depth dose (PDD) and beam/dose profile (BP) for 6 MV and 18 MV photon beams for different field sizes and for different Skin-Source-Distance (SSD), and to compare the measured results with the results calculated by Treatment Planning Systems (TPS).

The measured results of (PDD) and (BF) are consistent with those calculated by TPS, which allows us to conclude that the linear accelerator at oncology Center in Nouakchott is in good condition.

Other Parameters: (energy, (SSD) and field sizes) have been also studied in this  work, in order to perform a comprehensive quality study for this accelerator a unique oncology at Mauritania.

Keywords :

(PDD) and (BP); (TPS); energy of 6 MV and 18 MV; (SSD); field sizes.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2017/33918

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