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Subject/Keyword
medical physics
dosimetry
scintillator
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Sinn, David J
Supervisor and department
Mackenzie, Marc (Medical Physics)
Examining committee member and department
Morsink, Sharon (Physics)
Fallone, Gino (Medical Physics)
Rathee, Satyapal (Medical Physics)
Department
Department of Oncology
Specialization
Medical Physics
Date accepted
2012-09-28T15:22:39Z
Graduation date
2012-09
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
A radiation detector geared towards megavoltage external beam radiotherapy has been developed using a liquid scintillator and a charge coupled device (CCD). The liquid scintillator used is BetaMax ES (MP Biomedicals, Santa Ana, CA) and the CCD comes from an SPC880NC webcam (Royal Philips Electronics, Netherlands). Simulations and calculations show this scintillator has excellent radiological water equivalence. The detector was also used to measure the relative dose factors, tissue maximum ratios, physical wedge factors, enhanced dynamic wedge factors and modulation factors for a patientint intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) plan. Tests show that the measured values obtained agree well with a Protea ion chamber.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R37H06
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