# Monitor Unit Calculation Practice Problem

A patient is being treated with radiation therapy using a SSD of 103 cm and
a rectangular field size of 9.7 cm by 10.8 cm at the surface. The SAD for this machine is 100 cm. The medical linear accelerator is calibrated to deliver 1 cGy/MU at a depth
t_{0} = d_{max} = 1.5 cm, using a setup SSD of 100 cm and a field size
of 10 cm x 10 cm. What is the number of monitor units (MU) required to deliver an absorbed
dose of 200 cGy to a depth of 17.8 cm, on the central axis of the beam?

**Use the data provided below for square field
sizes. (You will not need all the data provided, and some data may need to be derived using
the *F* factor or the TMR/PDD conversion equation.)

Field Size (cm) | S_c | S_p | PDD(d = 17.8 \: cm, SSD = 100 \: cm) |

9.7 | 0.999 | 0.999 | 44.0 |

9.9 | 1.000 | 1.000 | 44.2 |

10.2 | 1.001 | 1.000 | 44.3 |

12.0 | 1.008 | 1.004 | 45.1 |