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Diode Response Correction in Large Photon Fields
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Medical Radiation Physics (together with KI).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The energy dependent response of silicon diodes in photon beams is a known problem. A new approach to solve this problem is by correcting the response, a response model was suggested by Yin et al. (2002, 2004), and later refined by Eklund and Ahnesjö (2009). In this work a prototype software was developed to calculate correction factors for arbitrary measurement points in MLC shaped fields using fluence pencil beam kernels to calculate the spectra used by the model of Eklund and Ahnesjö (2009). This work investigate this approach for large field sizes. It was found that the relative dose measurements of the corrected unshielded diode agreed with ionization chamber measurements within 1% at the central axis. Measurements made off axis (square and irregular fields) agreed within 2%, better results were achieved within the fields when the off axis beam softening were taken into consideration. This work has also shown that this new approach is an alternitive to shielded diodes and that corrected diodes will in some cases provide more reliable results.

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2010. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
silicon diode, energy dependence, diode response, dosimetry, relative dosimetry, dosimeter, radiotherapy, radiation detector
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42951OAI: diva2:352406
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2010-09-29 Created: 2010-09-20 Last updated: 2010-10-05Bibliographically approved

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