Radiochromic film for medical radiation dosimetry

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-120
Journal / PublicationMaterials Science and Engineering R: Reports
Volume41
Issue number3-5
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2003

Abstract

Photon, electron and proton radiations are used extensively for medical purposes in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Dosimetry of these radiation sources can be performed with radiochromic films, devices that have the ability to produce a permanent visible colour change upon irradiation. Within the last 10 years, the use of radiochromic films has expanded rapidly in the medical world due to commercial products becoming more readily available, higher sensitivity films and technology advances in imaging which have allowed scientists to use two-dimensional (2D) dosimetry more accurately and inexpensively. Radiochromic film dosimeters are now available in formats, which have accurate dose measurement ranges from less than 1Gy up to many kGy. A relatively energy independent dose response combined with automatic development of radiochromic film products has made these detectors most useful in medical radiation dosimetry. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Electron, Medical radiation dosimetry, Photon, Proton, Radiochromic film

Citation Format(s)

Radiochromic film for medical radiation dosimetry. / Butson, Martin J.; Yu, Peter K.N.; Cheung, Tsang; Metcalfe, Peter.

In: Materials Science and Engineering R: Reports, Vol. 41, No. 3-5, 25.09.2003, p. 61-120.

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