A Novel Evolution of the Winston-Lutz Test


Matthew Cann, a clinical scientist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK, discusses the novel evolution of the Winston-Lutz Test at his institution. He begins by giving an overview of the Winston-Lutz test, which is typically used on C-arm linear accelerators to ensure the mechanical accuracy of the system, as well as how the test is performed. He follows that up with their rationale for reviewing the test to determine if these images can be taken during dynamic motion of the relevant machine axis. He concludes with an outlook for future developments, including using Developer Mode to introduce automated dynamic couch and collimator image acquisition and develop further analysis techniques.


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