Journal article

Response to 'Comments on 'Ionization chamber volume determination and quality assurance using micro-CT imaging''

Andrea L McNiven, Joseph Umoh, Tomas Kron, David W Holdsworth, Jerry J Battista

PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

Air ionization chamber dosimetry plays a crucial role in international dose calibration for the radiotherapy clinical environment. Micro-CT images of ion chambers can play an important role in quality assurance of these devices by detecting internal geometry, materials and defects non-invasively, as we demonstrated (McNiven et al 2008 Phys. Med. Biol. 53 5029-43). We also suggested that electric-field simulation based upon these accurate chamber-specific 3D images rather than manufacturer blueprints could be valuable in assessing ionometric sensitivity. As recently performed by Ross et al these electric field simulations play a vital role in understanding key components that contribute to th..

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