12-23 October 2020
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Real time dosimeter based on a scintillation fiber operating in single photon counting for medical applications

12 Oct 2020, 16:30
1m
Mini Oral and Poster Poster session A-01

Speaker

FREITAS, H.

Description

Brachytherapy is a radiotherapy modality where the radioactive material is placed close to the
tumor, being a common treatment for skin, breast and prostate cancers. In order to provide
the best treatment possible and minimize risks for patients, dose verification and quality
assurance in radiotherapy needs to be assessed in real-time and with as much precision as
possible. Notwithstanding, due to technical constraints in certain treatments (brachytherapy),
there is no such tool capable to perform real-time dose measurement. On the other hand,
interventional radiology involves the exposure of both patients and health professionals to
ionizing radiation. Because of that, it is necessary to establish practices of radiation protection
for the professionals involved in order to reduce the levels of exposure. Thus, a dosimeter
capable to provide a real time response of the dose in strategic areas of the professionals,
allow them to take protection actions.

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Primary authors

SILVA, Ana Luisa (University of Aveiro) CORREIA, Pedro (University of Aveiro) FREITAS, H. GONCALVES, A. VELOSO, joao (university of aveiro)

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