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Water equivalence of micelle gels for x-ray beams


Gorjiara, T and Hill, R and Kuncic, Z and Bosi, S and Baldock, C, Water equivalence of micelle gels for x-ray beams, 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:10.1088/1742-6596/444/1/012024


Micelle gel is a radiochromic hydrogel with the potential to be used as a three dimensional (3D) radiation dosimeter. Since an ideal dosimeter should present water equivalent properties, in this study the water equivalence of two formulations of micelle gel has been investigated by calculating electron density, effective atomic number, fractional interaction probabilities, mass attenuation coefficient. The depth doses for kilovoltage and megavoltage x-ray beams have also modelled using Monte Carlo code. Based on the results of this work, micelle gels can be considered as water equivalent dosimeters.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:three dimensional dosimetry, micelle, 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:97825
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2015-01-14
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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