SU‐FF‐T‐368: Evaluation of Physical Characteristics of a Prototype Portable Dosimeter System in CT: Comparison Between Portable and Mobile MOSFET Dosimeter Systems
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical characteristics of a prototype portable MOSFET dosimeter system (TN‐RD‐91, Best Medical Canada, Ottawa, Canada) and compare its performance with the mobile MOSFET dosimeter system (TN‐RD‐70‐W) at clinical diagnostic settings. Method and Materials: Two dosimeters (TN‐1002RD) of each system were placed side by side accompanied by an ion chamber (model 10×5–6) and Radiation Monitor (model 9015, Radcal, Monrovia, CA) on top of a tissue equivalent phantom 150mm×150mm×200mm (CIRS, Norfolk, Virginia). They were exposed to a beam quality of HVL 7.24 mm Al for the GE CT scanners (GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI). Results: We evaluated and compared the portable and mobile MOSFET dosimeter system (with high sensitivity reader bias) for sensitivity, linearity, and reproducibility at two CT beam energies: 120 kVp and 80 kVp. The average sensitivity at 120 kVp was 28.8±1.01 mV/cGy for portable dosimeter and 31.61±0.84 mV/cGy for mobile MOSFET, and 32.3±1.3 mV/cGy and 31.62±0.25 accordingly at 80 kVp. The linearity of dosimeters was tested from 0.3 mGy to 14.0 mGy; the goodness of fit at 120 kVp for the portable dosimeter was 0.9982 and for the mobile MOSFET: 0.9973. The goodness of fit at 80 kVp was 0.9992 and 0.9997 accordingly. The reproducibility for both dosimeters was evaluated at 120 kVp and 80 kVp from 1 mGy to 17 mG and showed comparable results at each of dose points. Conclusion: We conclude that the portable dosimeter and mobile MOSFET performance characteristics are basically equivalent and the portable dosimeter offers an alternative to regular mobile MOSFET system. Conflict of Interest: Best Medical Canada provided the prototype portable dosimeter system for the study. © 2009, American Association of Physicists in Medicine. All rights reserved.
Toncheva, G; Anderson‐evans, C; Yoshizumi, T
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