Cone beam CT-guided prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment on the recently installed novel O-ring coplanar geometry Halcyon Linac with a single energy 6MV-flattening filter free (FFF) beam and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is a fast, safe, and feasible treatment modality for early stage low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients. Following the RTOG-0938 compliance criteria and utilizing two-full arc geometry, VMAT prostate SBRT plans were generated for ten consecutive patients using advanced Acuros-based algorithm for heterogeneity corrections with Halcyon couch insert. Halcyon VMAT plans with the stacked and staggered multileaf collimators (MLC) produced highly conformal SBRT dose distributions to the prostate, lower intermediate dose spillage and similar dose to adjacent organs-at-risks (OARs) compared to SBRT-dedicated Truebeam VMAT plans. Due to lower monitor units per fraction and less MLC modulation through the target, the Halcyon VMAT plan can deliver prostate SBRT fractions in and overall treatment time of less than 10 minutes (for 36.25 Gy in five fractions), significantly improving patient compliance and clinic workflow. Pretreatment quality assurance results were similar to Truebeam VMAT plans. We have implemented Halcyon Linac for prostate SBRT treatment in our institution. We recommend that others use Halcyon for prostate SBRT treatments to expand the access of curative hypofractionated treatments to other clinics only equipped with a Halcyon Linac. Clinical follow-up results for patients who underwent prostate SBRT treatment on our Halcyon Linac is underway.
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