Journal article

On Monolithic Silicon Array Detectors for Small-Field Photon Beam Dosimetry

Giordano Biasi, Jeremy Davis, Marco Petasecca, Susanna Guatelli, Vladimir Perevertaylo, Tomas Kron, Anatoly B Rosenfeld

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Contemporary x-ray radiotherapy employs small radiation fields to deliver highly conformal dose distributions. Submillimeter accuracy in the measurement of the delivered dose map is a crucial requirement of detectors proposed for quality assurance applications. A 2-D monolithic silicon array detector can provide high spatial resolution by optimizing small sensitive volumes (SVs) in a large active area. They offer a stable and near energy-independent response in megavoltage photon beams, good dose linearity, and real-time read-out. The SVs are ion-implanted on a silicon wafer whose geometry and physical characteristics, such as resistivity and defects concentration, dramatically affect the de..

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