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Study of dosimetric water equivalency of PRESAGE® for megavoltage and kilovoltage x-ray beams


Gorjiara, T and Hill, R and Kim, J-H and Kuncic, Z and Adamovics, J and Baldock, C, Study of dosimetric water equivalency of PRESAGE for megavoltage and kilovoltage x-ray beams, 6th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose 2010), South Carolina, USA, 22-26 August 2010, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 250 (1), pp. 244-248. ISSN 1742-6588 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1088/1742-6596/250/1/012053


PRESAGE is a dosimeter that is suitable for 3D dosimetry. To be used as an ideal dosimeter, however, it should present radiologically water equivalent properties. In this work, we have investigated the radiological properties of three different PRESAGE® formulations. The radiological water equivalence was assessed by comparing the photon cross sections and radiation dosimetry properties of the three different PRESAGE® formulations with the corresponding values for water. Relative depth doses were calculated using Monte Carlo methods for 75, 125, 180 and 280 kVp and 6 MV x-ray beams. Based on the results of this study, the PRESAGE® formulations with lower halogen content are more dosimetrically water equivalent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:depth dose, radiation dosimetry, water equivalence, Monte Carlo methods
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Medical and biological physics
Research Field:Medical physics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Baldock, C (Professor Clive Baldock)
ID Code:116155
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Strategic Research Funding
Deposited On:2017-05-03
Last Modified:2017-06-21

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