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Dosimetry verification in eye brachytherapy using silicon pixelated detectors
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • Michael Weaver, University of Wollongong
  • Marco Petasecca, University of Wollongong
  • Michael L Lerch, University of Wollongong
  • Dean L Cutajar, University of Wollongong
  • J Jakubek, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • S Pospsil, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Rep
  • Anatoly B. Rosenfeld, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
44471
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details

Weaver, M., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Cutajar, D., Jakubek, J., Pospsil, S. Rosenfeld, A. B. (2011). Dosimetry verification in eye brachytherapy using silicon pixelated detectors. Radiation Measurements, 46 (12), 2010-2013.

Abstract
This study presents a high spatial resolution dosimetry system for quality assurance of I-125 eye plaques. The system is based on a silicon pixelated detector and is capable of deriving 3D dose distributions. A simple design was implemented, incorporating a movable eye plaque in a small water phantom above the silicon Medipix2 detector. It is designed for obtaining 2D dose distributions at different depths in water, for subsequent 3D dose mapping. The effect of backscattering in a medium placed behind the Medipix2 to simulate surrounding tissue has been studied in terms of dose distribution. Additionally, two modes of acquisition, event counting mode and the more complex time-over-threshold mode, were compared to the TG-43 protocol for the determination of their suitability for dosimetry.
Grant Number
NHMRC/573428
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Citation Information
Michael Weaver, Marco Petasecca, Michael L Lerch, Dean L Cutajar, et al.. "Dosimetry verification in eye brachytherapy using silicon pixelated detectors" (2011) p. 2010 - 2013
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dcutajar/22/