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

A novel plastic scintillator and spectral analysis approach (Hyperscint™) was investigated in a 74 MeV proton beam for stem effect, dose and dose rate response, and suitability to provide a Cerenkov-free reference spectrum for use in MV x-ray dose calibrations.

2021 AAPM AM
C.Duzenli, C.Hoehr, C.Belanger-champagne, C.Penner, V.Strgar | BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC, CA, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, CA, University of British Columbia, BC, CA

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