Gel dosimetry—it’s been the next big thing in radiotherapy for the past 25 years

Trapp, Jamie (2013) Gel dosimetry—it’s been the next big thing in radiotherapy for the past 25 years. Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 36(1), p. 115.

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Gel dosimetry and plastic chemical dosimeters such as PresageTM are capable of very accurately mapping dose distributions in three dimensions. Combined with their near tissue equivalence one would expect that after several decades of development they would be the dosimeter of choice for dosimetry, however they have not achieve widespread clinical use. This presentation will include a brief description and history of developments in gels and 3D plastics for dosimetry, the limitations and advantages, and their role in the future.

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ID Code: 71420
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Abstract of 2012 Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference
Jupiter’s Casino, Gold Coast, 2–6th December 2012
DOI: 10.1007/s13246-012-0168-7
ISSN: 1879-5447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 May 2014 22:48
Last Modified: 14 May 2014 01:16

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