Brachytherapy Technique Commissioning Using the HYPERSCINT Plastic Scintillation Detector

Accurate dosimetry in brachytherapy is not an easy task, as most detectors exhibit volume averaging or energy dependance reducing their usability. Free from these limitations are plastic scintillation detectors (PSDs), which makes them well suited for brachytherapy applications, either for in vivo dosimetry or commissioning. This work aims to determine if the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform (Medscint inc., Quebec city, Canada) can be used for brachytherapy dose measurement in the context of commissioning a new brachytherapy technique.

2020 AAPM AM
M.Goulet, N.Octave, P.Duguay-drouin | CISSS – Chaudiere-Appalaches, Lévis, QC, CA

On the use of a single-fiber multipoint plastic scintillation detector for 192Ir high-dose-rate brachytherapy

The goal of this study was to prove the feasibility of using a single-fiber multipoint plastic scintillation detector (mPSD) as an in vivo verification tool during (192)Ir high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatments

Med Phys. 2013
F.Therriault-Proulx, S.Beddar | Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA, Département de Physique, de Génie Physique et d’Optique, Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada