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Title: Solid state dosimeters used in medical physics 'A review'

Abstract

Many solid-state detectors have been successfully used to perform the quality control and in vivo dosimetry in medical physics, both in diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy, as they have high sensitivity in a small volume; most of them do not require electrical connection and have dosimetric characteristics of interest such as: good accuracy and reproducibility, as well as a response independent of the energy of radiation, some of them. For this reason, the selection of an appropriate detector for use in medical physics must take into account the energy mass absorption coefficient relative to water for photon sources and the mass stopping power relative to water for beta emitters and electron beams in the energy range of interest in medical physics, as well as the effective atomic number of materials that constitute them. This paper presents a review of the dosimetric characteristics of the solid state dosimeters most suitable for use in medical physics.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physics Department, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186 Col. Vicentina, 09340 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075693
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1494; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 12. Mexican symposium on medical physics, Oaxaca (Mexico), 16-19 Mar 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ABSORPTION; DOSEMETERS; DOSIMETRY; ELECTRON BEAMS; IN VIVO; PHOTONS; QUALITY CONTROL; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIOTHERAPY; REVIEWS; SENSITIVITY; SOLIDS; STOPPING POWER; WATER

Citation Formats

Azorin-Nieto, Juan. Solid state dosimeters used in medical physics 'A review'. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764605.
Azorin-Nieto, Juan. Solid state dosimeters used in medical physics 'A review'. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764605.
Azorin-Nieto, Juan. Tue . "Solid state dosimeters used in medical physics 'A review'". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764605.
@article{osti_22075693,
title = {Solid state dosimeters used in medical physics 'A review'},
author = {Azorin-Nieto, Juan},
abstractNote = {Many solid-state detectors have been successfully used to perform the quality control and in vivo dosimetry in medical physics, both in diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy, as they have high sensitivity in a small volume; most of them do not require electrical connection and have dosimetric characteristics of interest such as: good accuracy and reproducibility, as well as a response independent of the energy of radiation, some of them. For this reason, the selection of an appropriate detector for use in medical physics must take into account the energy mass absorption coefficient relative to water for photon sources and the mass stopping power relative to water for beta emitters and electron beams in the energy range of interest in medical physics, as well as the effective atomic number of materials that constitute them. This paper presents a review of the dosimetric characteristics of the solid state dosimeters most suitable for use in medical physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764605},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1494,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}