Room: Exhibit Hall | Forum 6
Purpose: Icon, the current model of Elektaâ€™s Gamma Knife unit, offers a mask-based immobilization system, intended to be used for fractionated treatments, as an alternative to the traditional â€œG-Frameâ€? system. Since a mask-based system provides less rigid fixation than the G-Frame, the Icon incorporates an Intra-Fraction Motion Management (IFMM) system to monitor patient motion. The system utilizes two infrared cameras along with infrared reflectors placed on the frame mount (stationary) and at the tip of the patientâ€™s nose (mobile). The baseline position of the patient marker relative to the stationary markers is established once the patient is set up for CBCT. When movement of the patient reflector away from the baseline position is greater than a preset tolerance (defaulted at 1.5mm), the sources are blocked. Once the patient reflector moves back within tolerance, the sources become unblocked and the treatment continues. Although some regulatory jurisdictions require a monthly quantitative assessment of the IFMM, we are unaware of a currently-available tool with which to measure it. The purpose of this work was the design of a simple tool to assess the systemâ€™s ability to accurately detect movement.
Methods: We designed a tool to move the IFMMâ€™s patient reflector in each of the three orthogonal axes. The patient reflector is moved a set amount in each direction, and the systemâ€™s indicated movement is observed.
Results: Accepting the inherent noise of the system (~0.05mm), we have found the tool to be accurate to within 0.1mm versus the IFMM system.
Conclusion: This simple tool can be incorporated into a facilityâ€™s QA program in order to assess the accuracy of the systemâ€™s infrared tracking system.