Nolan Esplen is a PhD student at University of Victoria, he presented his research at the AAPM 2022. He worked on a new Ultra High Dose Rate 10MV x-ray beam in professor Magdalena Bazalova-Carter‘s group in Canada.
Using the Medscint HYPERSCINT Research Platform combined with radiochromic films, he was able to perform the beam commissioning and dosimetry of the TRIUMF Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL) x-ray FLASH irradiation platform. These measurements confirm that the 10 MV X-ray beam can be used as ultrahigh dose-rate (UHDR) source compatible with FLASH radiobiological experiments.
A successful presentation at AAPM 2022 meeting!
Take a look at his abstract presented at the AAPM 2022 conference online, to understand how to characterize the beam delivery capabilities and dose rates achievable on the new UHDR 10MV x-ray irradiation platform at TRIUMF.
Dosimetric Characterization of the ARIEL 10 MV X-Ray Ultrahigh Dose-Rate (FLASH) Irradiation Platform at TRIUMF
Purpose: To characterize the beam delivery capabilities and dose rates achievable on the new ultrahigh dose-rate (UHDR) 10MV x-ray irradiation platform at TRIUMF.