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

Review of plastic and liquid scintillation dosimetry for photon, electron, and proton therapy

While scintillation dosimetry has been around for decades, the need for a dosimeter tailored to the reality of modern radiation therapy-in particular a real-time, water-equivalent, energy-independent dosimeter with high spatial resolution-has generated renewed interest in scintillators over the last 10 years.

Phys Med Biol. 2016
L Beaulieu (1,2), S Beddar (3,4) | Département de physique, génie physique et optique, et Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Université Laval, Québec, CA , Département de radio-oncologie et Axe Oncologie du CRCHU de Québec, QC, CA, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, Houston, TX, USA

FLASH Irradiation of Drosophila Melanogaster Using Low Energy X-Rays

To investigate the capability of low energy x-rays to elicit the FLASH effect, Drosophila melanogaster larvae were irradiated with ultrahigh dose-rate (UHDR) and conventional radiotherapy (CONV-RT) dose rates using an inexpensive x-ray tube system.

2022 AAPM AM
A.Hart, J.Dudzic, J.Eby, S.Perlman, M.Bazalova-Carter | University of Victoria, Victoria, BC ,CA

Orthovoltage to Monoenergetic Photon Beam Energy Correction Factor for HyperScint Scintillation Dosimeter

The HyperScint scintillator dosimetry system from MedScint is a small-field dosimeter with reported energy independence down to 100-keV. This work investigates the energy dependence of the scintillator between a monoenergetic photon source and polyenergetic orthovoltage beam.

2022 AAPM AM
B.Insley, D.Bartkoski, L.Che Fru, M.Salehpour | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Characterization of an x‐ray tube‐based ultrahigh dose‐rate system for in vitro irradiations.

To present an x-ray tube system capable of in vitro ultrahigh dose-rate (UHDR) irradiation of small < 0.3 mm samples and to characterize it by means of a plastic scintillation detector (PSD).

Med Phys. 2021
D.Cecchi (1), F.Therriault-Proulx (2), S.Lambert-girard (2), A.Hart (1), A.Macdonald (1), M.Pfleger (1), M.Lenckowski (1), M.Bazalova-Carter (1) | Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, MedScint, QC, CA

Plastic and Lead-Doped Scintillators for Ultrahigh Dose-Rate Irradiations Delivered with An X-Ray Tube

To examine the capabilities of plastic scintillators of different compositions to accurately measure dose in high dose-rate dose irradiations delivered with an x-ray tube.

2021 AAPM AM
D.Cecchi (1), C.Gigeure (2), F.Larose (2), F.Therriault-Proulx (3), L.Beaulieu (2), M.Bazalova-Carter (1) | University of Victoria, Victoria, BC ,CA,, CHU de Quebec – Universite Laval, QC, CA, MedScint, QC, CA