Water equivalence of micelle gels for x-ray beams

T. Gorjiara, R. Hill, Z. Kuncic, S. Bosi, C. Baldock

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)012024-1-012024-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry (7th : 2012) - Sydney
Duration: 4 Dec 20128 Dec 2012

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Copyright the author(s). This paper was published in Journal of physics: conference series, Vol. 444, 012024. The original paper can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/444/1/012024. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


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