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Scintillation Dosimetry

PLASTIC SCINTILLATION DETECTORS

A scintillator has the particularity to emit light to a specific wavelength when excited by ionizing radiation. The emitted optical photon beam is measured to get information about the dose deposition within the scintillator volume.

Medscint offers innovative solutions based on multipoint and plastic (water-equivalent) scintillation detectors.

SUITABLE FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

Precise spatial distribution of the dose
Instantaneous dose measurements of multiple samples
Detector dimensions adapted to different realities

Versatility of Scintillation Dosimetry Enables a New Era for Radiation Research

Emerging developments in plastic scintillation detectors (PSDs) open the door to a new era of dosimetry solutions for fast, accurate and robust dose measurements supporting mainstream to specialized research programs involving radiation.

SELECTION OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

  • AS, Mackie TR, Attix FH
    . Water-equivalent plastic scintillation detectors for high-energy beam dosimetry: I. Physical characteristics and theoretical consideration. Phys Med Biol 37(10):1883-900, 1992. PMID: 1438554.
  • Beddar AS, Mackie TR, Attix FH
    . Water-equivalent plastic scintillation detectors for high-energy beam dosimetry: II. Properties and measurements. Phys Med Biol 37(10):1901-13, 1992. PMID: 1438555.
  • Beaulieu L, Beddar S.
    Review of plastic and liquid scintillation dosimetry for photon, electron, and proton therapy. Phys Med Biol 61(20):R305-R343, 2016. e-Pub 2016. PMID: 27694714.
  • Therriault-Proulx F, Archambault L, Beaulieu L, Beddar S.
    Development of a novel multi-point plastic scintillation detector with a single optical transmission line for radiation dose measurement. Phys Med Biol 57(21):7147-7159, 2012. e-Pub 2012. PMID: 23060069.
  • Therriault-Proulx F, Beddar S, Beaulieu L.
    On the use of a single-fiber multipoint plastic scintillation detector for 192Ir high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Med Phys 40(6):062101, 2013. PMID: 23718599.
  • Therriault-Proulx F, Beaulieu L, Archambault L, Beddar S.
    On the nature of the light produced within PMMA optical light guides in scintillation fiber-optic dosimetry. Phys Med Biol 58(7):2073-2084, 2013. e-Pub 2013. PMID: 23470253.
  • Therriault-Proulx F, Wootton L, Beddar S.
    A method to correct for temperature dependence and measure simultaneously dose and temperature using a plastic scintillation detector. Phys Med Biol 60(20):7927-7939, 2015. e-Pub 2015. PMID: 26407188.
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