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Title: High dose-rate brachytherapy source position quality assurance using radiochromic film

Abstract

Traditionally, radiographic film has been used to verify high-dose-rate brachytherapy source position accuracy by co-registering autoradiographic and diagnostic images of the associated applicator. Filmless PACS-based clinics that do not have access to radiographic film and wet developers may have trouble performing this quality assurance test in a simple and practical manner. We describe an alternative method for quality assurance using radiochromic-type film. In addition to being easy and practical to use, radiochromic film has some advantages in comparison with traditional radiographic film when used for HDR brachytherapy quality assurance.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Medical Physics Department, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec (Canada). E-mail: mevans@medphys.mcgill.ca
  2. Medical Physics Department, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20975196
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Dosimetry; Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.meddos.2006.10.001; PII: S0958-3947(06)00150-6; Copyright (c) 2007 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ACCURACY; BRACHYTHERAPY; DOSE RATES; FILMS; IMAGES; PERTURBED ANGULAR CORRELATION; QUALITY ASSURANCE

Citation Formats

Evans, M.D.C., Devic, S., and Podgorsak, E.B. High dose-rate brachytherapy source position quality assurance using radiochromic film. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2006.10.001.
Evans, M.D.C., Devic, S., & Podgorsak, E.B. High dose-rate brachytherapy source position quality assurance using radiochromic film. United States. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2006.10.001.
Evans, M.D.C., Devic, S., and Podgorsak, E.B. Sun . "High dose-rate brachytherapy source position quality assurance using radiochromic film". United States. doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2006.10.001.
@article{osti_20975196,
title = {High dose-rate brachytherapy source position quality assurance using radiochromic film},
author = {Evans, M.D.C. and Devic, S. and Podgorsak, E.B.},
abstractNote = {Traditionally, radiographic film has been used to verify high-dose-rate brachytherapy source position accuracy by co-registering autoradiographic and diagnostic images of the associated applicator. Filmless PACS-based clinics that do not have access to radiographic film and wet developers may have trouble performing this quality assurance test in a simple and practical manner. We describe an alternative method for quality assurance using radiochromic-type film. In addition to being easy and practical to use, radiochromic film has some advantages in comparison with traditional radiographic film when used for HDR brachytherapy quality assurance.},
doi = {10.1016/j.meddos.2006.10.001},
journal = {Medical Dosimetry},
number = 1,
volume = 32,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}