Plastic scintillation detectors (PSDs) have advantageous dosimetric properties, including small size and energy independence, which make them ideal candidates for small field dosimetry.
Plastic scintillator/optical fibre dosimetry systems are advantageous due to their near water equivalence, waterproof construction, linear dose response, and good spatial resolution due to their small size. The nanosecond decay times of plastic scintillators enable the possibility of real-time dosimetry. We tested the new HYPERSCINT fibre detector system to determine if, in addition to the expected dose and field size responses, this system can provide real-time dose information. The HYPERSCINT system is suitable after appropriate calibration to be used to measure relative dose delivered in cGy as well as indicate changing dose conditions within 0.3 seconds.
Accurate dosimetry in brachytherapy is not an easy task, as most detectors exhibit volume averaging or energy dependence reducing their usability. Free from these limitations are plastic scintillation detectors, 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 can be used for brachytherapy dose measurement in the context of commissioning a new brachytherapy technique.
The goal of this work is to determine the optimal accelerator solenoid current (ASOL) that minimizes the spread of measured small field output factor (OF) values between a series of machines. Small field OF measurements of 6 MV flattening filtered beams from 3 Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators were performed using a 1 mm diameter by 1 mm length plastic scintillation detector HYPERSCINT HS-RP200 research platform. In conclusion Small field dosimetry characteristics are highly sensitive to beam focal spot size. and the possibility to optimize accelerator focusing coil current to reduce OF and penumbra width spread enables new avenues in beam matching of series of machines, especially for SRS and SBRT techniques.
The purpose is to present commissioning data for the MOBETRON electron radiation therapy system (IntraOp) at ultra-high dose rate using the HYPERSCINT plastic scintillation detector. The suitability of using a plastic scintillator as an active dosimeter for commissioning measurements of an ultra-high dose rate electron beam has been demonstrated (reference dosimetry, DPP, beam penetration, linearity with number of pulses, linearity with PW and short-term output stability).