Radiochromic Film Role and Applications in Radiation Dosimetry
This book provides a first authoritative text on radiochromic film, covering the basic principles, technology advances, practical methods, and applications. It focuses on practical uses of radiochromic film in radiation dosimetry for diagnostic x-rays, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, external beam therapies (photon, electron, protons), stereotactic body radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and other emerging radiation technologies. The expert authors address basic concepts, advantages, and the main applications including kilovoltage, brachytherapy, megavoltage, electron beam, proton beam, skin dose, in vivo dosimetry, postal and clinical trial dosimetry. The final chapters discuss the state of the art in microbeam, synchrotron radiation, and ultraviolet radiation dosimetry.
Basics. Introduction. Historical Background, Development and Construction of Radiochromic Films. Physics and Characteristics of Radiochromic Films. Radiochromic Film Digitizers. Applications. Kilovoltage X-ray Beam Dosimetry and Imaging. Application of the RadioChromic film for Dosimetric and Quality Assurance of the Brachytherapy Sources. Megavoltage Beam Commissioning. Application of Radiochromic Film to IMRT and VMAT Dosimetry. Film Dosimetry for LINAC-Based SRS and SBRT. Gamma Knife. Use of Radiochromic Films in Commissioning and Quality Assurance of CyberKnife. Application of Gafchromic Films for Tomotherapy. Small Field Dosimetry in Megavoltage Beams. Use of Radiochromic Film in Electron Beam Radiation Therapy. Proton Beam Dosimetry Using Radiochromic Film. Skin Dose and Build-up Dose Assessment with EBT Film Dosimetry. In Vivo Dosimetry. Postal and Clinical Trial Dosimetry. Use of Radiochromic Film with Synchrotron Radiation. Ultraviolet Radiation Dosimetry