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Title: SU-E-T-111: Development of Proton Dosimetry System Using Fiber-Optic Cerenkov Radiation Sensor Array

Purpose: We had developed and evaluated a new dosimetric system for proton therapy using array of fiber-optic Cerenkov radiation sensor (FOCRS) which can measure a percent depth dose (PDD) instantly. In this study, the Bragg peaks and spread out Bragg peak (SOBP) of the proton beams measured by FOCRS array were compared with those measured by an ion chamber. Methods and Method: We fabricated an optical fiber array of FOCRS in a handmade phantom which is composed of poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA). There are 75 holes of 1mm diameter inside the phantom which is designed to be exposed in direction of beam when it is emerged in water phantom. The proton beam irradiation was carried out using IBA cyclotron PROTEUS 235 at national cancer center in Korea and a commercial data acquisition system was used to digitize the analog signal. Results: The measured Bragg peak and SOBP for the proton ranges of 7∼ 20 cm were well matched with the result from ion chamber. The comparison results show that the depth of proton beam ranges and the width of SOBP measured by array of FOCRS are comparable with the measurement from multi-layer ion chamber (MLIC) although there are some uncertainty inmore » the measurement of FOCRS array for some specific beam ranges. Conclusion: The newly developed FOCRS array based dosimetric system for proton therapy can efficiently reduce the time and effort needed for proton beam range measurement compared to the conventional method and has the potential to be used for the proton pencil beam application.« less
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ; ; ; ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. National Cancer Center, Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  2. National Cancer Center, Goyangsi, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of)
  3. National Medical Center in Korea, Seoul, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  4. Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22339867
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; BRAGG CURVE; CHERENKOV RADIATION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DEPTH DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; NEOPLASMS; OPTICAL FIBERS; PHANTOMS; PMMA; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON DOSIMETRY; RADIOTHERAPY