Publication: Research - peer-review › Conference article – Annual report year: 2010
Fiber-coupled organic plastic scintillators present an attractive method for time-resolved dose measurements during radiotherapy. Most organic scintillators exhibit a fast response, making it possible to use them to measure individual high-energy X-ray pulses from a medical linear accelerator. This can be used in complex treatment procedures such as gated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)1, where the advantage of dose rate measurements of high temporal resolution is highly emphasized. We report on development of a fast data acquisition scintillator-based system as well as measurements performed on Varian medical linear accelerators, delivering 6 MV X-ray beams. The dose delivery per radiation pulse was found to agree with expectations within roughly 1%, although minor discrepancies and transients were evident in the measurements.
|State||Published - 2010|
|Event||7th European Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation - Kraków, Poland|
|Conference||7th European Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation|
|Period||12/07/2009 → 17/07/2009|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 7|
- Radiation research and nuclear technologies, Radiation physics