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Development of Proton Dosimetry System Using Fiber-Optic Cerenkov Radiation Sensor Array

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J Son

J Son1,4*, M Kim2, D SHIN2, Y Lim2, S Lee2, J Kim2, U Hwang3, J Kim2, M Yoon4, (1) National Cancer Center, Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, (2) National Cancer Center, Goyangsi, Gyeonggi-do, (3) National Medical Center in Korea, Seoul, Seoul, (4) Korea University, Seoul,


SU-E-T-111 Sunday 3:00PM - 6:00PM Room: Exhibit Hall

Purpose: We had developed and evaluated a new dosimetric system for proton therapy using array of fiber-optic Cerenkov radiation sensor (FOCRS) which can measure a percent depth dose (PDD) instantly. In this study, the Bragg peaks and spread out Bragg peak (SOBP) of the proton beams measured by FOCRS array were compared with those measured by an ion chamber.

Methods & Method: We fabricated an optical fiber array of FOCRS in a handmade phantom which is composed of poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA). There are 75 holes of 1mm diameter inside the phantom which is designed to be exposed in direction of beam when it is emerged in water phantom. The proton beam irradiation was carried out using IBA cyclotron PROTEUS 235 at national cancer center in Korea and a commercial data acquisition system was used to digitize the analog signal.

Results: The measured Bragg peak and SOBP for the proton ranges of 7~ 20 cm were well matched with the result from ion chamber. The comparison results show that the depth of proton beam ranges and the width of SOBP measured by array of FOCRS are comparable with the measurement from multi-layer ion chamber (MLIC) although there are some uncertainty in the measurement of FOCRS array for some specific beam ranges.

Conclusion: The newly developed FOCRS array based dosimetric system for proton therapy can efficiently reduce the time and effort needed for proton beam range measurement compared to the conventional method and has the potential to be used for the proton pencil beam application.

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