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An evaluation of Genipin gel as a water equivalent dosimeter for megavoltage electron beams and kilovoltage x-ray beams

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Gorjiara, T and Hill, R and Kuncic, Z and Bosi, S and Baldock, C, An evaluation of Genipin gel as a water equivalent dosimeter for megavoltage electron beams and kilovoltage x-ray beams, 6th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose 2010), 22-26 August 2010, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250 (1), pp. 164-168. ISSN 1742-6588 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.1088/1742-6596/250/1/012036

Abstract

Genipin gel is a radiochromic gel with the potential to be used as a three dimensional (3D) dosimeter. An ideal dosimeter should present radiologically water equivalent properties. In this work, we have evaluated the water equivalency of genipin gel by calculating its radiological properties, such as mass and electron density, effective atomic number, fractional interaction probabilities, mass energy absorption coefficient and mass stopping powers as well as depth doses for kilovoltage x-ray and megavoltage electron beams. Based on the results of this study, we conclude that genipin gel is a water equivalent dosimeter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:depth dose, genipin, water equivalent, X ray beam
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Other Physical Sciences
Research Field:Medical Physics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Baldock, C (Professor Clive Baldock)
ID Code:116153
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Research Operations
Deposited On:2017-05-03
Last Modified:2017-06-21
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