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2015 | 60 | 3 | 603-607
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Effects of the pre-irradiation storage procedure on the dose response of a Fricke xylenol orange gel dosimeter

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The Fricke xylenol orange (FX) gel system is a chemical dosimeter characterized by good sensitivity, linear dose response, tissue equivalence, no toxicity, easy preparation, reproducibility and low cost. Thanks to the presence of the gelatinous matrix, the system is particularly suitable to perform reliable 3D mapping of the absorbed dose spatial distribution via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or optical techniques. The aim of this work is to study in a systematic way the influence of the pre-irradiation storage procedure upon sensitivity, dose response stability and lifetime of use of a FX gel system made with gelatin from porcine skin subjected to homogeneous irradiation. For this purpose, different pre-irradiation storage procedures, in terms of temperature and duration of each storage step, were investigated. In order to evaluate the dose response stability, the optical analyses of the samples were performed up to 6 hours after irradiation. Moreover, the samples were irradiated at time intervals of 24 hours for up to 7 days after preparation in order to evaluate the system lifetime of use. Regardless of their thermal and temporal life, the samples show linear dose responses in the investigated dose range (3-24 Gy) and an increase of sensitivity with the time elapsed between preparation and irradiation. Among the three pre-irradiation storage procedures considered here, a procedure that provides the best dose response stability and lifetime of use was identified and recommended for further use. The analyzed dosimetric system possesses good properties that make it promising for medical application, particularly concerning the evaluation of pre-treatment plan quality assurance within the conformational external beam radiotherapy
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Czasopismo
Rocznik
Tom
60
Numer
3
Strony
603-607
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Daty
wydano
2015-09-01
otrzymano
2014-09-24
zaakceptowano
2015-05-20
online
2015-09-25
Twórcy
  • Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division-CeSNEF, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, Milano, I-20133, Italy, Tel.: 02239 9635, giuliamaria.liosi@polimi.it
  • Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division-CeSNEF, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, Milano, I-20133, Italy, Tel.: 02239 9635
  • Medical Physics Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, via Venezian, Milano, I-20113, Italy, giuliamaria.liosi@polimi.it
  • Medical Physics Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, via Venezian, Milano, I-20113, Italy
  • Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano and INFN, via Celoria 16, Milano, I-20133 Italy
  • Department of Energy, Nuclear Engineering Division-CeSNEF, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, Milano, I-20133, Italy, Tel.: 02239 9635
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