[PDF] Development of procedures for in vivo dosimetry in radiotherapy : IAEA Human Health Reports 8

Source:
International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher:
International Atomic Energy Agency
Publication date:
01 December 2013

Abstract

This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the development of procedures for in vivo dosimetry, a direct method of measuring radiation doses to cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. It elaborates on the technology behind in vivo dosimetry and describes an initial set of measurements. Emphasis is given to patient dose studies, both evaluating the clinical value of in vivo dosimetry and comparing different in vivo dosimetry systems in a clinical setting. The findings will serve as a useful resource for hospital physicists seeking to establish an in vivo dosimetry programme in a radiotherapy centre and will help them in the selection of appropriate dosimetry systems.