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Monte Carlo water-equivalence study of two PRESAGE® formulations for proton beam dosimetry


Gorjiara, T and Kuncic, Z and Adamovics, J and Baldock, C, Monte Carlo water-equivalence study of two PRESAGE formulations for proton beam dosimetry, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (IC3DDose), 4-8 November 2012, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1088/1742-6596/444/1/012090


PRESAGE® is a radiochromic solid dosimeter which shows promising potential for 3D proton beam dosimetry. Since an idea dosimeter should be water-equivalent, total depth dose distributions in two PRESAGE® formulations irradiated by a 62 MeV proton beam were compared with that in water using GEANT4 Monte Carlo simulations. The dose delivered by secondary particles was also calculated. Our results show that after water-equivalent depth scaling, PRESAGE® can be considered water equivalent for dosimetry of a 62 MeV clinical proton beam.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:three dimensional dosimetry, PRESAGE, radiological properties, water equivalency, Monte Carlo
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:97823
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2015-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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