With Blue Physics you can start to plan and treat with the smallest fields you have available, with certainty and confidence.

No Correction Factors Required

According to TRS-483, Blue Physics does not require correction factors

Automated Field Centering and Size Measurement

In addition, Blue Physics automatically calculates output factors

What is TRS-483?

Technical Report Series 483:
 TRS-483 is a comprehensive technical report published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Purpose: It provides a standardized code of practice for the dosimetry of small static fields used in external beam radiotherapy. This standardization ensures consistency and accuracy across different radiation therapy facilities.

Key Elements of TRS-483
Detector Recommendations:
 TRS-483 offers guidance on the most suitable detectors for small-field measurements, including their characteristics, advantages, and limitations.

Correction Factors: The report details correction factors that must be applied to raw detector readings. These account for factors like the change in detector response with field size and the dose perturbation caused by the detector itself.

Methodology: TRS-483 outlines step-by-step procedures for performing small-field dosimetry, including beam setup, measurement techniques, and data analysis.

Uncertainty Considerations: It emphasizes the importance of uncertainty analysis in small-field dosimetry, given the added complexities compared to standard field measurements.

How TRS-483  & Blue Physics Model 11 Work Together
TRS-483 and a detector system like the Blue Physics Model 11 complement each other for optimal results:

TRS-483 as the Framework:
TRS-483 sets out the internationally recognized guidelines and methodologies for performing accurate small-field measurements.

Blue Physics Model 11 as the Tool:
The Model 11 provides the physical device to collect the dose data. Its high spatial resolution and water equivalence make it well-suited for the task.

Detector Choice:
TRS-483 would likely recommend a plastic scintillator detector like the Model 11 due to its advantages in small fields.

Correction Factors: Software accompanying the Model 11 system may incorporate correction factors outlined in TRS-483 for greater accuracy in measurements.

Importance of TRS-483By following the code of practice in TRS-483, physicists can ensure accurate dose calculations for small-field radiotherapy. This translates into more precise treatments, potentially leading to better patient outcomes.

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