Three dimensional radiation dosimetry in lung-equivalent regions by use of a radiation sensitive gel foam: Principles

Yves De Deene*, Carolien Claeys, Carlos De Wagter

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Abstract

Because of the lower electron density in lung-tissue the radiation induced interactions occur at different spatial scales as compared to water-density equivalent tissue. As a result, the dose distribution in lung can not be verified with the existing polymer gel dosimeters. In this paper, a lung-tissue equivalent gel dosimeter is proposed. The gel is basically a foamed polymer gel with a density between 0.25 and 0.35 kg/dm3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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