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Title Knowledge transfer of microstrip detectors; from particle to medical physics
Abstract This project is a demonstration of Knowledge Transfer. Knowledge in the fabrication, operation and application of radiation detectors originally developed for particle physics experiments has been exploited in diverse areas of research like medical applications. Microstrip detectors, commonplace in particle physics "trackers", have been evaluated as dosimeters for radiotherapy modalities. Hospital trails conducted under the supervision of clinical scientists demonstrated the viability of these detectors as dosimeters both in the quality assurance of linear accelerators and potentially in treatment planning verification. Important quantities of interest to the clinical scientist, like depth-dose distributions, output factors, off axis ratios etc. were measured with MV X-Rays from a clinical Linac and compared with the present day standard dosimeters. All results showed the performance of our novel dosimeter to be as good as or even better than that of the hospital dosimeters. Moreover the ability of our system for dose distribution measurements in real time was proven.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-2006-030. 2006. RAL-TR-2006-030.pdf 2006