Fast laser scanning optical-CT apparatus for 3D radiation dosimetry

Nikola Krstajic, Simon J. Doran

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Abstract

Optical computed tomography (optical-CT) of 3D radiation dosimeters is a promising avenue for delivering an economic and reliable quality control of radiotherapy treatments such as intensity modulated radiotherapy, brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery. The main problems in transferring 3D dosimeters to clinical setting have been in (1) the complexity of manufacture and behaviour of 3D dosimeters and (2) time-consuming readout and analysis of 3D dosimeters. This paper addresses the readout problem by showing that fast (20 min tomography scan), precise (projection absorbance signal-to-noise ratio is greater than 100: 1 across the absorbance range 0.2 to 1.5) and accurate (good linearity in the calibration curve) measurements are possible using a novel method of optically scanning a laser beam across the 3D dosimeter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N257-N263
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume52
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2007

Keywords

  • GEL-DOSIMETRY
  • DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS
  • TOMOGRAPHY

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