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

Tina Gorjiara, Robin Hill, Zdenka Kuncic, Stephen Bosi, Clive Baldock

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)012036-1-012036-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume250
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (6th : 2010) - Hilton Head Island, SC
Duration: 22 Aug 201026 Aug 2010

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