Dose response and stability of water equivalent PRESAGE ® dosimeters for synchrotron radiation therapy dosimetry.

Dose response and stability of water equivalent PRESAGE® dosimeters for synchrotron radiation therapy dosimetry. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Dec 06;63(23):235027 Authors: Gagliardi FM, Franich RD, Geso M Abstract This research investigated the dose response and post-irradiation stability of water-equivalent PRESAGE® dosimeters exposed to synchrotron radiation. Water-equivalent PRESAGE® dosimeters were irradiated up to 1000 Gy in a synchrotron x-ray beam with a mean energy of 95.3 keV. The change in optical density was measured using UV/visible spectrophotometry pre- and post-irradiation using a wavelength of 630 nm. Dose response was found to be approximately linear from 0-200 Gy with saturation occurring above 300 Gy. The post-irradiation stability was determined by measuring the change in optical density at 10, 30, 60, 180, 420 min and 7, 21 and 33 d post-irradiation for three groups of dosimeters stored at different temperatures. Each group had two dosimeters irradiated at 50, 100, 200 and 300 Gy and each group was stored at a different temperature following irradiation: room temperature (22 °C), 4 °C and  -18 °C. The optimal time for readout of the dosimeters varied with the post-irradiation storage temperature. The room temperature group had an optimal time-to-readout of 10 min for maximum signal before fading, while the 4 °C group was reasonably stable from 90 min to 1 week. The&t...
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