Acrylic Cube Three 2mm Titanium Marker

Product Code: 710-036

The accuracy of CBCT alignment and couch shift process is of fundamental importance in the accuracy of delivered dose in lmage Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). The 73mm Cube (Item 710-036), has one (1) Central axis titanium marker and two (2) offset titanium markers for the testing and verification of predetermined measurable couch shifts. This phantom can be used to test the accuracy of CBCT alignment and couch shift in a simple and efficient manner. Images can be transferred to the treatment planning system to check coincidence of treatment planning system to couch shifts.

General Operation for Daily CBCT Shift Verification
Place the phantom cube on the CT couch. Align the phantom utilizing the positioning lasers on the CT machine and the laser alignment markings on the phantom. An axial CT scan of the phantom is acquired. The reference images are imported into the TPS and a simple plan is generated where the titanium marker is aligned to the Isocenter described by the TPS.

Normally one would place the phantom on the Linac couch in a known offset position from Isocenter with the use of inscribed markings on the phantom. Then a CBCT scan is acquired in the offset position and the therapist aligns the phantom as one would align the patient using tools on the OBI workstation. The necessary couch shift is applied to move the phantom to the Isocenter.

After the couch shift is performed, the user can verify the location of the Isocenter after the shift and document the deviation from the true Isocenter. This test will ensure the CBCT alignment process is performing as intended within the tolerance levels established by the physicist.

Monthly OBI Gantry Rotation and Isocenter Accuracy Test
Place the phantom in the Isocenter position (on the center titanium marker) with the aid of the Linac crosshairs. Then acquire a kv image at the four cardinal angles. Using the OBI graticule tool, the displacement of the titanium marker from the graticule crosshair can be tabulated as shown in the worksheet below (this process can also be applied to the MV imaging).

The 73mm Cube is made of Acrylic with three (3) sides each having a white vinyl label with alignment markings.

The titanium markers can be seen on the other three (3) sides.

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Titanium Marker Locations in Cube
One (1) at Isocenter: X; Y; Z=0
One (1) located from Isocenter: X: -2 cm; Y: -2 cm; Z: +2 cm
One (1) located from Isocenter: X: +2 cm; Y: +1 cm; Z: -1 cm

Titanium Marker Diameter: 2 mm

Alignment Markings

Central Axis: 4 mm long marks

X, Y and Z: 1 cm and 2 cm from central axis, 1 cm long marks

Offset marker locations: Marked with a “+”

Material: Acrylic, White Vinyl and 2mm Titanium Balls

Size: 2.875 x 2.875 x 2.875 cm (73 x 73 x 73 mm)