The tissue equivalent composition of the Gafchromic® films makes them particularly suitable for the mapping of 2-D and 3-D treatment fields. This paper presents the results obtained using MD-55 film for the verification of real radiotherapy treatments through proton beam irradiation of suitable phantoms at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (CCO) in Bebington (UK). After exposure, the variation in optical density of the films was measured using a CCD100 Microdensitometer (source at 665 nm). Holes of calibrated diameter, made during the assembly phase of the phantom, are identified by the MIRA™ software, used for data analysis, and allow the rendering of the films. The surface dose distributions were obtained from the variation in optical density of each of the films making up the phantom. Their elaboration to duplicate their position within the phantom, performed by 3D-doctor™ software, allows the volumetric reconstruction of the dose distribution.
|Titolo:||An approach to 3D dose mapping using GafChromic® film|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|