Several kinds of chemical 3D radiation dosimeters have been fabricated to acquire the dose distribution in clinical radiotherapy. A legitimate concern with every new dosimeter is its dose rate dependent response because, the dose rate in each point of the phantom during a clinical treatment is unknown. Unfortunately, many 3D dosimeters have shown some degree of dose rate dependence. In practice, radiation dosimeters are mostly calibrated using a calibration curve that is obtained by irradiating calibration vials with different doses but using a fixed dose rate. Therefore, when applying a dose calibration to an experimentally obtained dose distribution, a deviation between the measured dose distribution and the actual dose distribution can be expected. In this computational study, the effect of a dose rate dependent dosimeter response on a theoretical dose distribution has been investigated. In order to compare the effect of dose rate, a gamma evaluation is performed between the predefined dose distribution and the dose distribution that is affected by a dose rate dependent radiation response. It is found that a dose rate difference of -10%, results in a gamma pass rate of 100% in the 3D dose distribution.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||10th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry - Kunshan, China|
Duration: 16 Sep 2018 → 19 Sep 2018