Evaluation of the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry platform for small-field characterization of a Leksell Gamma Knife

The performance of the HYPERSCINT RP-200 with the 0.5mm x 0.5mm detector was evaluated for the characterization of small radiation fields administered using a Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion radiosurgery device. Overall, our results show that the detector response was in close agreement with Gamma Knife Monte Carlo reference data and film measurements. Based on the obtained results, the plastic scintillation detector shows the potential for rapid validation of output factors and validation of film measurements as well its use in challenging small-field situations encountered with the Gamma Knife.

ISRS 2024 – New York
Mathieu GUILLOT (1), Patrick DELAGE (1), Vincent HUBERT-TREMBLAY (1), Francois THERRIAULT-PROULX (2), Danahé LEBLANC (2) | CHUS – Sherbrooke, Canada, Medscint – Québec, Canada

Development of End-to-End Preclinical Treatment Verification Procedures, Traceable to NPL Air Kerma Primary Standard

Dosimetry audits are an important tool to improve quality of reported results and to support standardization of preclinical radiation research. This work presents how the combination of passive and active detectors, such as the real-time HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry solution, with anatomically correct mouse phantoms are adequate for the development of End-to-End dosimetry audits for the independent verification of preclinical radiation treatments.

The traceability of the detectors’ calibration to primary standards strengthens the dosimetry chain in the validation of preclinical plans, and it is consistent with the current practice for dose traceability of clinical radiotherapy treatments. Their implementation at national and regional levels could lead to databases of anonymised records, which will positively impact the dissemination of best practices and sharing of validated results.

6th Conference on small animal precision image-guided radiotherapy
Ileana Silvestre Patallo (1), Rebecca Carter (2)(3), Andrew Nisbet (2), Anna Subiel (1), Giuseppe Schettino (1) | 1. National Physical Laboratory, UK, 2. University College London, UK, 3. Cancer Institut, UK

Characterization of a 0.8 mm³ Medscint Plastic Scintillator Detector System for Small Field Dosimetry

The scintillator-based dosimetry system HYPERSCINT RP-200, coupled with a 0.8 mm³ plastic scintillator detector, demonstrated excellent dosimetric properties for small field radiation therapy, including good repeatability, dose linearity, and accuracy down to field sizes as small as 0.5 × 0.5 cm².

Physics in Medicine & Biology
Elena Timakova (1,2), Magdalena Bazalova-Carter (1) , Sergei Zavgorodni (2) | 1. University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2. BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Island Centre, British Columbia, Canada

Use of a Commercial Plastic Scintillation Detector for Determination of Detector-Specific Small Field Output Correction Factors of Other Detectors

The goal of this work is to determine small field output correction factors of various detectors using the HYPERSCINT plastic scintillation detector as a reference and to compare values with current available data. The simple and well understood composition and geometry of the scintillation detector make it ideal to be used as a reference detector for the evaluation of field output correction factors. Field size dependent correction factors have been extracted for different detectors and show limited discrepancies with current available data. This may potentially be attributed to inter detector variability or other methodological uncertainties in published data.

M.Besnier (1), F.Beaulieu (1), F.Berthiaume (1,2), Y.Cervantes Espinosa (1), B.Côté (2), S.Lambert-girard (1,2), D.Leblanc (1,2), Y.Lechasseur (2), F.Therriault-Proulx (2), L.Archambault (1), L.Beaulieu (1), L.Gingras (1) | 1- CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval, QC, Canada, 2- MEDSCINT, QC, Canada

Plastic scintillation detectors ready to shine as FLASH radiotherapy gathers momentum.

The team of University of Victoria’s XCITE Lab are using plastic scintillation detectors to provide real-time, small-field dosimetry in their FLASH radiotherapy experiments.

| University of Victoria – XCITE Lab, Medscint

Comparison Between the HYPERSCINT RP200 Scintillation Detector and Other Small Field Detectors for 10MV FFF SRS Beam Modelling On a VersaHD Linear Accelerator

Plastic scintillation detectors (PSDs) have advantageous dosimetric properties, including small size and energy independence, which make them ideal candidates for small field dosimetry.

J.Morin, JF.Cabana, M.Goulet, D.Theriault | CISSS – Chaudiere-Appalaches, Lévis, QC, CA

Investigations of a Novel HyperscintTM Plastic Scintillator Detector and Hyperspectral Analysis Approach in a 74 MeV Proton Beam

The HYPERSCINT novel plastic scintillator with spectral analysis approach dosimetry system shows potential for dose measurement in a 74 MeV proton beam with negligible stem effect. The Cerenkov free spectrum may be used to facilitate calibration of the device in MV x-ray beams to improve Cerenkov removal and performance in small field dosimetry.

C.Duzenli (1), C.Hoehr (2), C.Belanger-champagne (2, C.Penner (3), V.Strgar (3) | 1- BC Cancer, BC, CANADA, 2- TRIUMF, BC, CANADA, 3- University of British Columbia, BC, CANADA

Beam matching for small-field dosimetry applications using accelerator solenoid current and a miniature plastic scintillation detector.

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.

L.Gingras (1), F.Beaulieu (1), M.Besnier (1), B.Côté (2), D.Leblanc (2), L.Beaulieu (1), L.Archambault (1) | 1- CHU de Québec – Université Laval, QC, CA, 2- MEDSCINT, QC, CA

Dosimetric Characterization of the HYPERSCINT Scintillation Dosimetry Research Platform for Multipoint Applications

Multipoint detectors are very interesting toward developing new phantoms and making measurements in constrained space. This study aims at assessing the performance of the HYPERSCINT dosimetry research platform (Medscint inc., Québec, Canada) with a high spatial resolution 3-point plastic scintillation detector for application to high energy photon beam dosimetry.

2020 AAPM AM
E.Jean, F.Therriault-Proulx, L.Beaulieu | CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval, QC, CA, Medscint, QC, CA , Centre Hospitalier Univ de Québec, Québec, QC, CA

Small field dosimetry of a Varian TrueBeam High Definition MLC linear accelerator using theHyperscint RP200 scintillation detector.

To evaluate the performance of the new Hyperscint RP200 plastic scintillator for small field measurements of a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator in comparison with the current state-of-the-art methodology in the clinic.

L.Gingras, B.Côté, F.Berthiaume, S.Lambert-Girard, D.Leblanc, L.Archambault, L.Beaulieu, F.Therriault-Proulx | CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval, QC, CA, Département de radio-oncologie et Axe Oncologie du CRCHU de Québec, QC, CA, MedScint, QC, CA