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Title: SU-G-201-08: Energy Response of Thermoluminescent Microcube Dosimeters in Water for Kilovoltage X-Ray Beams

Abstract

Purpose: To characterize the energy dependence for TLD-100 microcubes in water at kilovoltage energies. Methods: TLD-100 microcubes with dimensions of (1 × 1 × 1) mm{sup 3} were irradiated with kilovoltage x-rays in a custom-built thin-window liquid water phantom. The TLD-100 microcubes were held in Virtual Water™ probes and aligned at a 2 cm depth in water. Irradiations were performed using the M-series x-ray beams of energies ranging from 50-250 kVp and normalized to a {sup 60}Co beam located at the UWADCL. Simulations using the EGSnrc Monte Carlo Code System were performed to model the x-ray beams, the {sup 60}Co beam, the water phantom and the dosimeters in the phantom. The egs-chamber user code was used to tally the dose to the TLDs and the dose to water. The measurements and calculations were used to determine the intrinsic energy dependence, absorbed-dose energy dependence, and absorbed-dose sensitivity. These values were compared to TLD-100 chips with dimensions of (3.2 × 0.9 × 0.9) mm{sup 3}. Results: The measured TLD-100 microcube response per dose to water among all investigated x-ray energies had a maximum percent difference of 61% relative to {sup 60}Co. The simulated ratio of dose to water to the dose tomore » TLD had a maximum percent difference of 29% relative to {sup 60}Co. The ratio of dose to TLD to the TLD output had a maximum percent difference of 13% relative to {sup 60}Co. The maximum percent difference for the absorbed-dose sensitivity was 15% more than the used value of 1.41. Conclusion: These results confirm that differences in beam quality have a significant effect on TLD response when irradiated in water. These results also indicated a difference in TLD-100 response between microcube and chip geometries. The intrinsic energy dependence and the absorbed-dose energy dependence deviated up to 10% between TLD-100 microcubes and chips.« less

Authors:
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  1. University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22649250
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; ABSORBED RADIATION DOSES; BEAMS; COBALT 60; DOSEMETERS; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; IRRADIATION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PHANTOMS; SIMULATION; WATER; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Di Maso, L, Lawless, M, Culberson, W, and DeWerd, L. SU-G-201-08: Energy Response of Thermoluminescent Microcube Dosimeters in Water for Kilovoltage X-Ray Beams. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1118/1.4956881.
Di Maso, L, Lawless, M, Culberson, W, & DeWerd, L. SU-G-201-08: Energy Response of Thermoluminescent Microcube Dosimeters in Water for Kilovoltage X-Ray Beams. United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956881.
Di Maso, L, Lawless, M, Culberson, W, and DeWerd, L. Wed . "SU-G-201-08: Energy Response of Thermoluminescent Microcube Dosimeters in Water for Kilovoltage X-Ray Beams". United States. doi:10.1118/1.4956881.
@article{osti_22649250,
title = {SU-G-201-08: Energy Response of Thermoluminescent Microcube Dosimeters in Water for Kilovoltage X-Ray Beams},
author = {Di Maso, L and Lawless, M and Culberson, W and DeWerd, L},
abstractNote = {Purpose: To characterize the energy dependence for TLD-100 microcubes in water at kilovoltage energies. Methods: TLD-100 microcubes with dimensions of (1 × 1 × 1) mm{sup 3} were irradiated with kilovoltage x-rays in a custom-built thin-window liquid water phantom. The TLD-100 microcubes were held in Virtual Water™ probes and aligned at a 2 cm depth in water. Irradiations were performed using the M-series x-ray beams of energies ranging from 50-250 kVp and normalized to a {sup 60}Co beam located at the UWADCL. Simulations using the EGSnrc Monte Carlo Code System were performed to model the x-ray beams, the {sup 60}Co beam, the water phantom and the dosimeters in the phantom. The egs-chamber user code was used to tally the dose to the TLDs and the dose to water. The measurements and calculations were used to determine the intrinsic energy dependence, absorbed-dose energy dependence, and absorbed-dose sensitivity. These values were compared to TLD-100 chips with dimensions of (3.2 × 0.9 × 0.9) mm{sup 3}. Results: The measured TLD-100 microcube response per dose to water among all investigated x-ray energies had a maximum percent difference of 61% relative to {sup 60}Co. The simulated ratio of dose to water to the dose to TLD had a maximum percent difference of 29% relative to {sup 60}Co. The ratio of dose to TLD to the TLD output had a maximum percent difference of 13% relative to {sup 60}Co. The maximum percent difference for the absorbed-dose sensitivity was 15% more than the used value of 1.41. Conclusion: These results confirm that differences in beam quality have a significant effect on TLD response when irradiated in water. These results also indicated a difference in TLD-100 response between microcube and chip geometries. The intrinsic energy dependence and the absorbed-dose energy dependence deviated up to 10% between TLD-100 microcubes and chips.},
doi = {10.1118/1.4956881},
journal = {Medical Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}