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

Performance of the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform for the 1.5 T MR-linac

This study demonstrates the suitability of the HYPERSCINT PSD for accurate time- resolved dosimetry measurements in the 1.5 T MR-linac. The excellent performance during continuous MR scanning and during dynamic movement indicates the great potential of the detector to validate end-to-end workflows of online adaptive radiotherapy

Prescilla Uijtewaal (1), Benjamin Côté (2), Thomas Foppen (1), J H Wilfred de Vries (1), Simon J Woodings (1), Pim T S Borman (1), Simon Lambert-Girard (2), François Therriault-Proulx (2), Bas W Raaymakers (1), Martin F Fast (1) | 1 – UMC Utrecht, Netherland, 2 – Medscint, 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

First Experimental Demonstration of Time-Resolved Plastic Scintillation Dosimetry On An MR-Linac

In this study, UMC Utrecht research team demonstrates the feasibility of a hybrid experimental setup combining an innovative multipoint scintillator detector with film in a moving phantom quantifying MLC tracking for lung SBRT. The prototype cassette is capable of measuring dose (with film and 4 points scintillators simultaneously) during motion experiments, combining film dosimetry with time-resolved and absolute dosimetry.

P.Uijtewaal (1), P.Borman (1), B.Côté (2), Y.Lechasseur (2), J.Turcotte (2), S.Lambert-girard (2), P.Woodhead (1), S.Woodings (1), Vries (1), R.Flores (3), S.Smith (3), B.Raaymakers (1), M.Fast (1) | 1 – UMC Utrecht, Netherland, 2 – Medscint, Canada, 3 – Modus Medical Devices, Canada

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

Implementation and validation of beam current transformer for Mobetron ultra-high dose rate electron beam monitoring using multi-detector approach

To evaluate the performance of a custom beam current transformer (BCT) as a beam monitoring tool for the Mobetron electron radiation therapy system at ultra-high dose rates (UHDR) using a multi-detector comparison (plastic scintillators, ion chamber and film).

G.Famulari (1), K.Zerouali (1), J.Renaud (2), B.Muir (1), JF.Aubry (1), F.DeBlois (1), JF.Carrier (1) | 1 – Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal (CHUM), Montreal, QC, CA, 2 – National Research Council Canada, Montreal, QC, CA

On the orientation independence of the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform in a MR-linac environment.

The purpose of this work was to characterize the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform in a MR-linac environment, particularly with respect to its orientation. This study shows that the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry platform can be used regardless of its orientation in a magnetic field environment. Together with its linearity to dose and dose-rate, the detector shows great promises for development of dosimetry solutions dedicated to the MR-Linac environment.

B.Côté (1), B.Raaymakers (2), S.Woodings (2), P.Uijtewaal (2), Vries (2), S.Lambert-girard (1), F.Therriault-Proulx (1), M.Fast (2) | Medscint, Canada (1), UMC Utrecht, Netherland (2)

Pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of the HYPERSCINT plastic scintillation dosimetry research platform for in vivo dosimetry during radiotherapy

The purpose of this work is to evaluate the HYPERSCINT HS-RP100 scintillation dosimetry research platform designed for clinical quality assurance (QA) for use in in vivo dosimetry measurements. The device correctly detected the treatment error when the heads were intentionally laterally shifted. In three canine clinical patients treated in multiple fractions.

J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2022
I.Schoepper (1), S.Dieterich (2), E.Alonzo Trestrail (3), M.Sean Kent (1) | Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, USA, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA, Pacific Crest Medical Physics, Chico, California, USA

Patient Specific QA for External Beam Radiotherapy Using the HYPERSCINT Plastic Scintillation Detector

Plastic scintillation detectors have interesting dosimetric properties, including small size and energy independence. These advantages make them well suited for VMAT patient-specific QA, either alone or in conjunction with a detector matrix. This work aims to determine if the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform can replace the classic ion chamber in a clinical patient-specific QA workflow.

2020 AAPM AM
M.Goulet | CISSS – Chaudiere-Appalaches, Lévis, QC, CA