Scintillation Dosimetry delivers a comprehensive introduction to plastic scintillation dosimetry, covering everything from basic radiation dosimetry concepts to plastic scintillating fiber optics. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book:
- Discusses a broad range of technical implementations, from point source dosimetry scaling to 3D-volumetric and 4D-scintillation dosimetry
- Addresses a wide scope of clinical applications, from machine quality assurance to small-field and in vivo dosimetry
- Examines related optical techniques, such as optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) or Čerenkov luminescence
Thus, Scintillation Dosimetry provides an authoritative reference for detailed, state-of-the-art information on plastic scintillation dosimetry and its use in the field of radiation dosimetry.
Table of Contents
Scintillation of Organic Materials. Quenching of Scintillation Light. Optical Fibers, Light-Guides, and Light Transmission. Plastic Scintillation Detectors: Basic Properties. Čerenkov and Its Solutions. Basic Quality Assurance: Profiles and Depth Dose Curves. Small Field and Radiosurgery Dosimetry. In Vivo Dosimetry I: External Beam Radiation Therapy. In Vivo Dosimetry II: Brachytherapy. Multipoint Plastic Scintillation Detectors. Applications in Radiology. 1D Plastic Scintillation Dosimeters for Photons and Electrons. 2D Plastic Scintillation Dosimetry for Photons. 2D and 3D Scintillation Dosimetry for Brachytherapy. 3D Liquid Scintillation Dosimetry for Photons and Protons. Fiber Optic-Based Radiochromic Dosimetry. Fiber-Coupled Luminescence Dosimetry with Inorganic Crystals. OSL Point Dosimeters for In Vivo Patient Dosimetry. Scintillating Quantum Dots. Čerenkov for Portal Imaging Dosimetry in Radiation Therapy. Čerenkov Imaging Applications in Radiation Therapy Dosimetry.
Sam Beddar, PhD, is a tenured professor in the Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA; professeur adjoint in the Département de Physique, Génie Physique et Optique, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada; and adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is also the chief of clinical research and service chief of gastrointestinal service in the Department of Radiation Physics at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. His research interests include scintillation dosimetry, intraoperative radiation therapy, four-dimensional computerized tomography, four-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging techniques for radiation therapy, and prompt gamma imaging for proton therapy. He has served as a mentor for many graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and clinical residents. Dr. Beddar has published more than 140 scientific papers and book chapters, and served as a reviewer for National Institutes of Health (NIH) study section review panels. Dr. Beddar has been principal investigator, co-investigator, and/or project leader on NIH R01, SBIR phase I, SBIR phase II, P01, R21, R43, R44, and T32 grants, and numerous industrial grants. He has served as an associate editor for Medical Physics, section editor for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and reviewer for numerous scientific journals, including the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Physics in Medicine and Biology.
Luc Beaulieu, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Physics and director of the Graduate Medical Physics Program at Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada (part of Canada’s top 10 research universities), as well as a medical physicist and head of the Medical Physics Research Group in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Québec City, Canada. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has organized many international conferences. Dr. Beaulieu has been the author or coauthor of more than 185 articles published in refereed journals. He has served as president of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists and is an active member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, and American Brachytherapy Society. Dr. Beaulieu’s research interests include image-guided brachytherapy, Monte Carlo dose calculation methods, and detector development.