Comparison of the IAEA TRS 398 code of practice and the AAPM TG51 protocol for dosimetry calibration of high energy photon and electron beams

V. Landoni, T. Malatesta, R. Capparella, R. Fragomeni, A. Proietti, L. Begnozzi

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Abstract

The purpose of this work is the application of new IAEA TRS 398 code of practice [1] and AAPM TG51 protocol [2] to compare the determination of absorbed dose to water achieved following the two different recommendations and to discuss procedures and difficulties encountered. Calibrations of high-energy photon beams of nominal accelerating potential of 6 and 15 MV and electron beams of 6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV nominal energy generated by a Varian 2100CD linear accelerator were performed Dose values obtained at the energies investigated with both protocols were in agreement for photon beams within 0.1% for 6 MV and 0.4% for 15 MV and for electron beams within 0.6%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Dosimetry
  • Dosimetry protocols
  • Monitor calibration
  • Photon and electron beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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