Water-equivalent plastic scintillation detectors for high-energy beam dosimetry: II. Properties and measurements

The properties of a new scintillation detector system for use in dosimetry of high-energy beams in radiotherapy have been measured. The most important properties of these detectors are their hgh spatial resolution and their nearly water-equivalence.

PHYSICS IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY
A.S. Beddar, T.R. Mackie, F.H. Attix | Depanment of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wl, USA

Water-equivalent plastic scintillation detectors for high-energy beam dosimetry: I. Physical characteristics and theoretical consideration

A minimally perturbing plastic scintillation detector has been developed for the dosimetry of high-energy beams in radiotherapy. The detector system consists of two identical parallel sets of radiation-resistant optical fibre bundles, each connected to independent photomultiplier tubes.

PHYSICS IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY
A.S. Beddar, T.R. Mackie, F.H. Attix | Depanment of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wl, USA

A method to correct for temperature dependence and measure simultaneously dose and temperature using a plastic scintillation detector

Plastic scintillation detectors work well for radiation dosimetry. However, they show some temperature dependence, and a priori knowledge of the temperature surrounding the plastic scintillation detectors is required to correct for this dependence.

PHYSICS IN MEDICINE & BIOLOGY
F.Therriault-Proulx, L.Wooton, S.Beddar | Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Plastic Scintillation Detector for Dosimetric Characterization of Mobetron Ultra-High Dose Rate Electron Beam

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).

2022 AAPM ANNUAL MEETING
G.Famulari (1), K.Zerouali (1), O.Piron (1), JF.Aubry (1), F.DeBlois (1), JF.Carrier (2) | 1- Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM), Montreal, QC, CA, 2- Departement de Physique, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, CA

Quantifying the DNA-damaging Effects of FLASH Irradiation With Plasmid DNA

The objective is to investigate a plasmid DNA nicking assay approach for isolating and quantifying the DNA-damaging effects of ultrahigh-dose-rate (ie FLASH) irradiation relative to conventional dose-rate irradiation. The doses and dose rates were verified independently using EBT-XD Gafchromic film placed directly above the DNA-based phantom and HYPERSCINT high temporal resolution plastic scintillator placed immediately beside the DNA phantoms (both phantoms had been previously calibrated at conventional dose rates and validated at FLASH-RT dose rates).

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY, BIOLOGY, PHYSICS
A.Perstin (1), Y.Poirier (2), A.Sawant (2), M.Tambasco (1) | 1- Department of Physics, San Diego State University, CA, USA, 2- Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland, USA

Feasibility of Plastic Scintillator Dosimeters for FLASH Therapy

To examine the capabilities of plastic scintillator dosimeters (PSDs) to accurately measure FLASH radiotherapy dose rates delivered with an x-ray tube.

2020 AAPM AM
D.Cecchi (1), F.Therriault-Proulx (2), M.Bazalova-Carter (1) | University of Victoria, Victoria, BC ,CA,, Medscint, QC, CA