Fibre-coupled organic scintillators have been proven a credible alternative to clinically implemented methods for radiotherapy dosimetry, primarily due to their water equivalence and good spatial resolution. Furthermore, the fast response of the scintillators can be exploited to perform time-resolved dosimetry on a highly detailed level. In this study, we present beam data for a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator, which is capable of delivering flattening-filter free (FFF1) clinical X-ray beams. The beam data have been acquired using an in-house developed dosimetry system based on fibre-coupled organic scintillators. The presented data exhibit high accuracy and precision when compared with data obtained using commercial dosimetry methods, and agree well with results published in the literature.
Radiation Measurements, 2013, Vol 56, Issue September, p. 290-293
Flattening-filter free - FFF; flattening filter - FF; linear accelerator - linac; Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev - HEH; Aarhus University Hospital - AUH; source to surface distance - SSD
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8th International Conference on Luminescent Detectors and Transformers of Ionizing Radiation, 2013