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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 123-126

Comparison of thermoluminescent dosimeter calibration irradiated in gamma knife and 60Co instruments


Department of Medical Physics and Medical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ghazale Geraily
Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1200_16

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Aim: By necessity of dosimeters calibration for evaluating delivered dose accuracy to organs out of the radiation field in patients undergoing gamma knife radiosurgery, we calibrated thermoluminescence dosimeters in gamma knife and 60Co instruments, and then, compared both results to investigate when one of these devices was out of reach, can we use one of this instruments instead of the ther. Materials and Methods: To individual calibration by 60Co, thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) were placed in a Perspex sheet with conditions of source-skin distance = 80 cm, field size = 10 cm × 10 cm, and dose = 100 cGy. For individual calibration by Gamma knife, TLDs placed in flat Perspex were located in a special sphere and were exposed with conditions of source to axis distance = 40 cm, field size = 18 mm, and dose = 100 cGy, and for group calibration, TLDs were divided into six groups and were exposed with doses of 0–1000 cGy in both devices. Results: According to Fisher's exact test, calculated P = 0.27, so the difference is not significant. Conclusions: The result showed despite differences in calibration conditions, 60Co unit can be used to calibrate TLD dosimeter for estimating the accuracy of measurement of delivered dose to organs of patients undergoing Gamma Knife 4C radiosurgery treatment.


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